U.S. Chamber Hires Chris Eyler to Lead Congressional & Public Affairs in Northwest Region
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today that Chris Eyler has assumed the position of Executive Director, Northwest Region. In this capacity, he will represent the Chamber throughout the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
“Chris’ exceptional balance of policy and political experience, as well as his valuable working knowledge of the region, will make him a true asset to our team,” said Doug Loon, vice president of Regional Affairs & Advocacy at the Chamber. “We look forward to having someone with his background and skills working to build on our relationships in the Northwest region.”
Prior to joining the Chamber, Eyler served as Education Counsel on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), where he advised Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY) on post-secondary education and national service issues. With nearly 15 years of legislative experience, he has also worked as a legislative assistant handling health care, education, Social Security, and telecommunication issues for Sens. Frank Murkowski (R-AK) and Conrad Burns (R-MT), as well as for Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX).
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join an outstanding team of professionals as talented and effective as those at the Chamber,” Eyler said. “I’m eager to start working with the regional team, our members, local and state chambers, and coalitions, to advance the Chamber’s mission and goals across the Northwest.”
In his new role, Eyler will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with lawmakers and their staffs, creating and cultivating relationships with local and state chambers, and activating U.S. Chamber members on key policy issues. He will also develop grassroots legislative strategies and identify emerging issues in the region to enhance the legislative agendas of and provide services to Chamber members.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Posted: October 3, 2013