Chris Hodgson
Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson, who was VP Mike Pence’s director of legislative affairs, has returned to Cornerstone Government Affairs as part of its federal government affairs team.

He promoted Trump administration priorities including the federal tax cut, NAFTA revamp, creation of the US space force and the COVID-19 relief measure.

Hodgson also handled media inquiries concerning the White House coronavirus task force. Pence took over the task force chairman job in February from Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, who held the post for a month.

Before working for Pence, Hodgson was deputy floor director to then-majority whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). He worked at Cornerstone from 2010 to 2013

“Chris understands our model and approach and is well-known to our team and many of our clients,” said Geoff Gonella, Cornerstone president. “He is a person of great integrity who has an excellent reputation and will be an immediate asset to a broad and diverse set of clients.”