Chris Marvin, Principal
Chris Marvin is an expert on collaborative leadership with professional experience that combines military service, entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Chris has led multiple efforts to create large-scale cultural change through collaboration between national nonprofits, the federal government, charitable foundations, the entertainment industry, and major corporations. He is a thought leader on social movements, strategic marketing, shifting cultural perceptions, and collective impact.
Chris is the principal for Marvin Strategies, a strategy and communications consulting practice that specializes in social innovation, civic engagement, defense policy, and the veteran narrative. The firm provides consulting and public speaking services for corporations, film & television productions, charitable foundations, and socially innovative programs & campaigns. Chris was the founder and former executive director of Got Your 6, a nonprofit campaign that advocated for accurate portrayals of veterans in film, television, and popular media. Chris served for seven years as a US Army officer and Black Hawk helicopter pilot and is a combat-wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
Chris has been a regular contributor to MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. He has held fellowship or advisory roles for the Presidio Institute, Truman National Security Project, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Habitat for Humanity International, Points of Light, and the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Chris’ work in the veteran community has been recognized by awards from the National Conference on Citizenship, Goodwill Industries, Points of Light, and The Mission Continues. His military awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Medal.
Chris holds a bachelors from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.