Chris Deri advises Fortune 500 companies across various sectors on issues and strategies related to the environmental and social impact of their activities. He also works with NGOs that focus on sustainability, ethical conduct and global public health. Chris provides counsel and support around communications strategy &programming, issues management, public affairs, CSR reporting,management training, public-private partnerships and stakeholder engagement. Select key clients include: Starbucks, Avaya, Merck, AIG and theInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Before joining Edelman, Chris served as Vice President Al Gore's Regional Business Outreach & Finance Director in the Northeast for three years. He was responsible for finance, as well as acting as the Vice President's liaison to elected officials and business leaders in the region. Prior to that, Chris served as the Director of Institutional Affairs for the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), a national training& lobbying organization representing 3000+ community-based organizations.Chris taught English at Shandong University in the People's Republic of China. He speaks Mandarin. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in New York with his wife and three daughters.