Vice President, Public Relations
When Chris calls, reporters answer.
As a former reporter, he understands what motivates journalists and how to craft the perfect pitch. Applying this expertise, Chris helps clients develop effective public relations and communications strategies – and his track record for story placement in the media is unmatched.
Between journalism and public relations, media has been the focal point of Chris’s career for more than 15 years. He has strong relationships with reporters and media outlets across the country, and is known for his judicious and straightforward advice. Across a variety of industries – from hospitality and health care to energy and the environment – Chris has helped clients protect and enhance their reputations, always knowing when and how to get the right story. Utilizing his background in television news and digital storytelling, Chris also produces videos and podcasts for client campaigns.
Chris helps clients feel more prepared and comfortable working with the media as one of Goff Public’s lead media and spokesperson trainers. In a crisis, clients count on him to think ahead of the news cycle and prepare them for the media’s toughest questions.
In addition to being Goff Public’s media relations rock star, Chris is a guitar player in his band, Reigning Runners Up. When he’s not caring for his young children, he can be found tearing up the pavement at races around the Twin Cities.
Joined Goff Public: 2011
Alma Maters: Saint John's University; St. Cloud State University
Conversation Starters: Chicago sports, 90s music, history of Saturday Night Live
- TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, board member (2019-present)
- TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation, board member (2014-2018)
- Star Legacy Foundation, former board member (2015-2019)
- Saint John’s University Alumni Association, former board member (2012-2015)
- TwinWest Chamber of Commerce,
Young Professional of the Year (2016)