Chris was the Executive Director of NYC Pride, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization behind New York City’s annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Events. Under Chris’ leadership NYC Pride more than quadrupled its annual operating budget to $12 million and raised over $15 million dollars for the organization. Chris establish a number of new events within the NYC Pride roster, including Family Movie Night, Youth Pride, Pride Island, Human Rights Conference, and more. NYC Pride grew its roster of events in June from 5 in 2010 to a record 25+ in 2019. More than 5 million people attended NYC Pride’s events in 2019 making it the largest LGBTQ event in history. Prior to NYC Pride, Chris worked in Marketing, Sales, and Events for Out and The Advocate magazines. He hails from suburban Ohio, is a graduate of Ohio University, and lives in Manhattan with his husband Jeff and their French Bulldog, Haus.