Chris Devaney

Founding Partner, Nashville

Chris Devaney has over 25 years of experience in campaigns, communications, and government. He began his career in journalism as a reporter in Oklahoma City covering the Oklahoma legislature, and later in Washington, D.C., as an editor with NBC Radio News. While in Washington, he became involved in the field of politics and government working as a senior aide for three United States Senators — Fred Thompson (R-TN), Phil Gramm (R-TX), and Bob Corker (R-TN).

In 2009, Devaney was elected to serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. Over the next six years, the GOP saw unprecedented growth in the state. Under his watch, Republicans won a working majority in the State House and later supermajorities in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly.

In 2015, he took a break from politics to lead an international non-profit working with malnourished children in Haiti, the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti.

Devaney has been involved in numerous elections at the state and federal level. In 2018, he served as Campaign Manager for Governor Bill Lee’s (R-TN) successful campaign and was appointed to Governor Lee’s cabinet as Special Assistant to the Governor.

Devaney grew up in Texas and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and have four children.