Chris Watts has twenty years of experience in strategic communications, issue advocacy, media relations and public outreach.
He started in the day-to-day crucible of state and local political campaigns, adding a brief stint in city government before moving into the private sector. In more than a decade as a public relations executive at a major Indy-based marketing agency, he burnished reputations and earned results for clients spanning manufacturing, government, non-profits, higher education and economic development.
Watts also served a six-year stint leading marketing and communications for the Indy region’s CEO alliance. He supported a family of visible statewide economic initiatives focused on Indiana's key growth industries while working on high-profile public policy efforts – local government reform and mass transit, most notably – and research projects.
Through his career, Watts has been an aggressive and tenacious advocate, with a knack for connecting the dots to turn complex topics into compelling storylines – and he’s eager for new challenges leading CW Strategies.