Chris Cummins joins TFG with 7 years of government relations experience at the local, state, and federal levels. During his time in Washington, D.C., Chris has represented Florida International University and Georgetown University as a Higher Education lobbyist facilitating relationships in Congress, federal agencies, and organizations.
Through analyzing policy and political trends Chris has found success planning and promoting advocacy strategies for federal research priorities in 6 of the 12 appropriations bills. These research priority areas include transportation, health disparities, disaster mitigation, environmental resilience and defense technologies. Chris has coordinated and led meetings with key administration officials, Members of Congress and their staff and industry leaders, a network he maintains to this day.
Chris holds a B.A. in Political Science & International Relations from Florida International University, where he also played football.