Mather currently is serving as the Department’s Chief of Staff.
Chris Mather brings more than 20 years of experience in politics, government and communications to her new position. She has worked on national, state and local campaigns for candidates and causes that span the spectrum of progressive politics, from womens' rights to civil justice issues and labor unions. Most recently she managed brand reputation campaigns for The McDonald’s Corporation and The Coca-Cola Company while at Purple Strategies. Prior to Purple, Mather was the Communications Director for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a senior advisor to Secretary Vilsack in the Obama Administration and Press Secretary for Dr. Jill Biden on the 2008 Obama campaign.