Christopher E Campbell is the Republican Staff Director to the United States Senate Committee on Finance. As such, Mr. Campbell designs, manages, and coordinates the US Senate Republican agenda in the areas of international and domestic taxation, international trade, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the US National Debt, and oversight of 10 presidential cabinet secretaries. In his capacity as Republican Staff Director, Chris manages a team of 40 professional staff in a fast-paced, pressure- packed, dynamic, and highly politically charged environment. He has been named by Roll Call each of the last four years as one of the 50 most influential staffers on Capitol Hill.
Prior to his promotion to Republican Staff Director on the Finance Committee, Mr. Campbell served as Legislative Director to Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah). As such, Mr. Campbell coordinated and managed the Senator’s legislative activities. Senator Hatch serves on the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Senate Aging Committee.
Immediately prior to rejoining Senator Hatch’s staff, Mr. Campbell owned a business-consulting firm that specialized in business strategy with clients from all sized companies, from all regions of the country, and from a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Campbell has a breadth of negotiating experience developed over a diverse career in government, the non-profit sector and private business. In addition to negotiating experience in Congress, Mr. Campbell, having consulted with Fortune Five Hundred companies, has extensive experience dealing in crisis management in large organizations in the private business sector.
In his career, Mr. Campbell acted as a Senior Policy Advisor for International Trade, Business and Economic Development to Senator Hatch; and directed Senator Hatch’s successful campaign for reelection (2000) to a fifth six-year term in the United States Senate. While directing the campaign, Mr. Campbell was responsible for campaign strategy, speech writing, media (buys and production), and organizing targeted mailings. He previously was the National Field Director to Senator Hatch’s 2000 Presidential bid. Before joining Senator Hatch’s Presidential Campaign, Mr. Campbell owned his own consulting firm specializing in venture capital and marketing of start-up businesses.
He received an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Business Management and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Political Science.
He now resides in the Arlington, Virginia.