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Vice President, Public Relations Principal

Chris Duffy

Areas of Expertise: Crisis and Issues Management, Media Relations, Public Relations, Training and Coaching

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Chris tackles the toughest communications challenges head on.

Between journalism and public relations, media has been the focal point of Chris’s career for 20 years.  Across a variety of industries – from finance and manufacturing to higher education and the environment – Chris develops strategies to protect and enhance client reputations, always knowing when and how to tell the story.

Known for his judicious and straightforward advice, Chris leads Goff Public’s public relations practice with a focus on thoughtful, goal-oriented and bold communication strategies. Backed by his experience in the newsroom, Chris skillfully deciphers journalists’ motivations, crafting pitches that hit the mark every time. Thanks to strong relationships with reporters across the country, his track record for story placement in the media is unmatched.

Chris is one of Goff Public’s lead media and spokesperson trainers. His expert advice prepares clients to confidently work with the media and deliver an effective interview. In a crisis, clients count on him to think ahead, prepare for the toughest questions, and communicate appropriately during challenging times.

Chris is a father of four young children. His personal interests include running, golf and playing the guitar.

Joined Goff Public: 2011
Alma Maters: Saint John’s University; St. Cloud State University

Conversation Starters

  • Chicago sports
  • 90s music
  • Saturday Night Live

Civic Involvement

  • Every Meal, board member (2023-present)
  • Ordway 2023 Garden Gala Committee, committee member (2022-present)
  • Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board, board member (2020-2022)
  • Ramsey County Workforce Innovation Board, Partnerships and Outreach committee chair (2020-2022)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, former board member (2019-2020)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation, former board member (2014-2018)
  • Star Legacy Foundation, former board member (2015-2019)
  • Leadership Minnesota, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2015)
  • Saint John’s University Alumni Association, former board member (2012-2015)


  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Honoree (2022)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year (2016)

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