Chris Coffey is the co-CEO of
Tusk Strategies — a new role
he started in October — after
previously leading the organization’s
New York and New Jersey practice.
Chris has spearheaded legislative
campaigns and major media blitzes
for political leaders and businesses
throughout his career. He has worked
with prominent politicians, including
former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and City
Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and
recently he led Tusk’s work on Andrew
Yang’s bid for mayor.
His background, however, extends
beyond political campaigns. Chris has
successfully steered media operations
that have generated significant attention
in the news cycle, including campaigns
for Uber, the Times Square Alliance, and
Prior to his time with Tusk, Chris spent
12 years working under Bloomberg, first
helping on his political campaigns and
subsequently serving in several posts
for the Bloomberg administration. While
working at City Hall, Chris rolled out a
new digital office within the Mayor’s
Office of Media and Entertainment and
co-authored the Roadmap for the Digital
City, a digital blueprint for New York City.
Chris frequently appears on NY1 to
discuss New York politics and he serves
as a guest lecturer at New York University.
A resident of Cobble, Brooklyn,
Chris chairs the Brooklyn Bridge Park
Conservancy and is on the board of
Women in Need, the Brooklyn Academy
of Music, and the Trevor Project.
Chris lives with his husband and their
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