Chris Canning

Executive Vice President and COO

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Chris joins the Leadership Conference from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. While at HHS, Chris helped to oversee critical operational functions including human resources, information technology and labor relations, and managed implementation of Biden Administration priority initiatives including the department’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Strategic Plan and the workforce’s return to the workplace. Earlier in his career Chris served as a senior political appointee at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as a public affairs consultant specializing in advocacy communications and crisis management, and as a political operative for the Democratic National Committee.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and resides in Maryland with his wife and three children.

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