Advisory Board Member Profile
Senior Director, Corporate Alliances
Areas of Expertise
Partnerships, professional creative services, hospitality
Chris Fowler serves as Senior Director of Corporate Development at the USO (United Service Organizations), where he creates partnerships to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. Since joining the USO in 2018, Chris has been responsible for raising over $10mm in support of that mission.
A born storyteller and creative problem solver, Chris was raised near Syracuse University in New York (USA) where he later earned his MBA. He has 20+ years of experience in creative professional services and over ten years in digital marketing and strategic communications, with a portfolio of projects that have brought him to speak at the United Nations, meditate with the Dalai Lama and collaborate with a hall-of-fame songwriter.
Chris is a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network and was appointed as its first ‘Network Driver’ (community organizer) in North America from 2014-19. He is engaged in other international networks as a fellow of the RSA, a Charter Member of the Transatlantic Core Group, and an active member of Global Diplomacy Lab.
Closer to home, Chris serves as an Election Officer in Fairfax County (VA, USA), is a board member of Atlas Corps Tech and serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the DC Civic Innovation Council. Staying in touch with his personal passions, Chris has performed in nearly 10 productions with the Picnic Theatre Company and has coached his daughters’ soccer teams for 10+ seasons. In 2019, Chris was recognized as a “Distinguished Alumni” of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University from where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies.
An avid (but a bit out of shape) footballer, Chris is a strong supporter of Liverpool Football Club. He and his partner Jennifer Herrera live in Fairfax County, Virginia (USA) with their two daughters.