Chris Keppler

Senior Consultant

Christopher Keppler is a senior consultant with a strong background in strategic communications and management of public affairs campaigns for multinational corporations, governments, political campaigns, and international charities.

Keppler was a senior member of Secretary of State Colin Powell's communications team at the State Department and vice-president for public affairs at America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth, a national children’s charity chaired by General Powell.

While at the State Department, Keppler served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he crafted a department-wide public affairs campaign that led to more than 3,000 interviews over the ensuing three years. Keppler worked closely with the Defense Department on the U.S. response to the South Asia tsunami and with the White House on PEPFAR, President Bush's historic response to the HIV/AIDs crisis.

Keppler also reorganized the State Department’s Office of Strategic Communications and Office of Media Affairs to transition both to being more responsive and proactive. He also managed the homepage of State’s website.

His career includes the management of several disaster-relief operations throughout Africa and the former Yugoslavia for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and as the corporate liaison for the American Red Cross relief for numerous disaster operations.

Earlier, Keppler led presidential campaign advance teams, training staff to work with local and national media and to design creative events to deliver each campaign’s message.

His career began in special events, including NCAA basketball and football games, concerts and Broadway shows at Arizona State University.