Christopher (Chris) Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications, a boutique project management, public relations, and media communications firm.
As the former chief of staff to United States Rep. Max Burns (R-GA) and Washington, D.C. press secretary to the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell (R-GA), Chris is well versed in the language of Capitol Hill.Chris also served on the staff of U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA).
Chris is frequently requested to provide commentary and political analysis on television andradio news programs.He has appeared on a variety of programs including The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Politics, The Big Show, Newsstand, Dayside, and Hannity and Colmes as well as other programs on CNN, BBC World News, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, MSNBCandNational Public Radio,among others.Chris is also called to provide colorful quotes and commentary for the print media.He has been featured or quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, Campaigns & Elections, PR Weekly, andRoll Call among others. An accomplished writer and editor, Chris headed the re-write of the Language of the 21st Centuryfor Luntz Research.The book is a political communications manual for Republican candidates.Chris is a contributing columnist to the Washington Times,National Review Online, United Press International, and the non-partisan political website FreedomChannel.com.He has also ghost-written op-eds and speeches for numerous members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and Fortune 500 company executives. Chris has worked for clients including: American Express, the Republican National Committee, the National Rifle Association and Mirage Resorts, and countless political candidates including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Chris also has extensive experience promoting brands and legislative issues for clients including the Employment Policies Institute, the American Beverage Institute, and Seagrams spirits.Chris’ work on behalf of these clients has included “hits” in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many smaller newspapers, trade magazines, and journals.His company’s work on behalf of Seagrams included promoting athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Chris has extensive experience in politics, campaigns, public speaking and grassroots political organization.He has served in a number of political leadership roles including Republican State Committeeman, and as a Delegate to the 1996 Republican National Convention.In 1994, at the age of 23, Chris was elected the youngest county party chairman in Georgia GOP history.He has also served as a trainer or guest lecturer for the Republican National Committee, the Leadership Institute, the Close-up Foundation, the National League of Cities, the American Council of Young Political Leaders, the International Republican Institute, and the U.S. Department of State for whom he has trained political leaders including Branco Crvenkovski, President of Macedonia, and members of Parliament from Sudan and Kenya.
Chris contributes a weekly column on politics for the Tampa Tribune and is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all-news television station in Florida's largest media market. A native of Naples, Florida, Chris graduated from the Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in history and a minor in political science.Chris is a member of the Downtown Tampa Rotary Club, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and is a volunteer for the OASIS Network -- a children's charity in Tampa.He and his wife and their three daughters live in Tampa.
Chris Ingram on C-SPAN
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