Chip Griffin leverages his experience in public policy and business to help clients meet their communications and public affairs challenges. He is the Founder & CEO of Franeo, a technology-driven public affairs consulting firm, and eOutreach, a public affairs software company. For more than a decade, he has provided digital communications advice to corporate, non-profit, and association clients in a variety of roles.
Chip’s career in public affairs began on Capitol Hill in 1991 and includes experience in communications, advocacy, congressional affairs, and executive leadership. He served as CEO of Townhall.com where he helped establish the site as a leading provider of policy-oriented news and commentary. More recently, he advised Fortune 100 companies and major trade associations as Chief Digital Officer of DCI Group, one of the largest independent public affairs firms.
A prolific writer, Chip has been blogging since 1999 and provides occasional guest commentary for various media outlets. He was the Editor and Publisher of PrimaryScoop, a newsletter that covered the presidential primary process during the 2000 election cycle. Over the years, his writing has appeared in leading publications including the Washington Post and New York Times. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio and co-hosted several online radio shows.
Chip actively participates in industry groups, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). He frequently speaks on media and communications topics at events sponsored by these and other organizations.
A graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Chip serves as Vice President of the AU Alumni Association and is a member of the AU School of Public Affairs Advisory Council. Chip lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons.