Chris BerryState & Local Finance Advisor

As former Chief of Staff of Ohio Treasurer, Chris managed an $18 million annual operating budget and a staff of 125 employees that is responsible for the State Treasury’s $22 billion investment portfolio, $224 billion pension custody portfolio, $11 billion debt portfolio, and more than $62 billion of state revenue. Specifically responsible for the communications, public affairs, legislative, policy and constituent affairs functions.

Chris also led team in creation and successful launch of OhioCrypto.com, making Ohio the first state in the nation, and one of the first governments in the world, to leverage cutting-edge blockchain technology to allow tax payments via cryptocurrency.

He directed the team that has earned Ohio awards as the national leader for STABLE Accounts, savings plans for individuals with disabilities while establishing partnerships with 11 U.S. states.

Chris also crafted messaging and national media strategy for the creation of OhioCheckbook.com, catapulting Ohio from #46 to #1 in the country for online government spending transparency and resulting in over 1,400 partnerships.

Prior to his tenure in the Ohio Treasurer’s Office, he was a staff assistant for former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner. Chris is a graduate alumnus of Miami University.

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