Chris McCannell brings over 20 years of Washington experience and insight to the clients of the Eris Group. Most recently, Chris led APCO Worldwide’s Washington financial services practice. He previously served as vice president of government affairs at Ameriprise Financial and as a director at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bi-partisan government relations firm in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Ameriprise Financial, Chris was chief of staff to Rep. Michael E. McMahon (D-N.Y.). Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff and floor assistant to Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), who currently serves as vice chair of the Democratic caucus. Chris was also press secretary to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-M.D.) and Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski (D-P.A.). He began his career as a press assistant in the office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and the office of the Democratic Policy Committee.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in international relations from Fordham University.