Chris Harris
Chris Harris

Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, hires Chris Harris as VP of communications.

Harris served as communications director on Kamala Harris’s Senate team during her runs for president and vice president. Before that, he was communications director for Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and led communications for Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) 2014 campaign.

He was most recently a VP at Weber Shandwick and its public affairs unit, Powell Tate.

In his new role, Harris will serve as a key member of the organization’s executive management team and oversee its media, content, digital and events teams.

“His grasp of Washington and the media, paired with his experience leading communications efforts for gun violence prevention leaders like Senator Chris Murphy and Vice President Kamala Harris, will be an invaluable addition to a great team,” said Giffords co-founder and executive director Peter Ambler.