Chris Thompson is the senior vice president of government relations for LA28, where he works with city, state, and federal lawmakers to develop and advance policies to create an amazing Olympic games experience in Los Angeles for athletes and fans. He has also recently been appointed to the board of the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), an agency aimed at protecting the fundamental privacy rights of consumers to control their personal information. Prior to LA28, he spent seven years at Southern California Edison, spearheading the organization’s community and local government relations. While there, he also led the development of the strategy to decommission the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Previously, he spent a decade at the US Senate, most notably as chief of staff for Senator Dianne Feinstein, overseeing the legislative agenda, communications, and political strategy. He began his government career as a legislative assistant to Representative Julian Dixon. In addition to serving on the Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Leadership Council, he is proud to serve on the boards of PBS SoCal and California Science Center. He received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.