Christopher M. Brown, Financial Policy Director, leads policy efforts pertaining to banking, financial inclusion, and political activation efforts at PolicyLink. Previously overseeing federal policy and government affairs, he now focuses on local, state, and nationwide strategies that enhance economic mobility, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility — a national coalition focused on equitable tax reform. Chris possesses expertise in a range of policy areas and political engagement, and has led policy efforts at the state, federal, and international levels since his time on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. He focuses on strategic partnership opportunities between the private, public, and non-profit sectors that advance better outcomes for all, and draws on previous experience in Congress where he served as Counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, and as Legislative Director on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Just prior to joining PolicyLink, Chris represented a U.S. development firm in Central America, where he directed foreign expansion efforts and government relations. Chris holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL. He now lives in San Francisco, but can also be found roaming the corridors of Washington, DC.