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. 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, California Science Center, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.