Chris Bastardi, a Senior Account Supervisor at Edelman, has spent more than a decade in public affairs. During his career, he has been a Director of Public Affairs and Communications in the New York State Senate, has served on political campaigns, including those for U.S. Senate, Attorney General, and Congress, and has been a part of several public policy actions, including referendums and legislative debates.
Chris has also worked on a number of development projects that involved moving public opinion and the perspectives of stakeholders, regulators, and elected officials, ranging from stadium proposals to development projects in both the New York City metro area and in the Los Angeles area.
He has prior experience at three New York City consulting firms, where he managed public relations efforts for C-Suite executives and celebrities as well as those focused on anti-terrorism causes and the environment.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Master’s degree in Political Campaign Management from New York University.