As Director of Communications, Chris Roche helps tell the story of the Partnership and the incredible entrepreneurs that are driving the nation’s economy. Chris drives our strategic communications plans, conducts media outreach, works with our partners and sponsors to highlight their accomplishments, and oversees day-to-day social media activity.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Chris worked at the public relations firm Gibraltar Associates, providing strategic counsel for clients' branding, media relations, crisis and corporate communications, community building, and third party efforts. Before GA, he spent nearly six years at Omnicom-owned Brodeur Partners, where he created and executed communications plans for public and private companies, non-profits and industry associations. Prior to Brodeur, Chris worked with corporate, political, and non-profit clients at Westhill Partners, a full service management consulting firm.
Chris received his BA in English and Journalism & Mass Communications from Washington and Lee University. He lives in Adams Morgan with his wife and his American Bulldog, Curtis Mayfield.