A director in The Raben Group’s media & communications practice, Christopher Gray leverages his extensive experience in communications, progressive politics, corporate social responsibility, and grassroots public advocacy campaigns to help clients secure impactful media coverage and elevate the public conversation around social and environmental justice issues. He specializes in holistic communications campaigns encompassing narrative development, media relations, and brand strategy.
Before joining Raben, Christopher served as the communications director for the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law. There, he worked with state attorneys general offices across the United States, served as the official spokesperson for a former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, and helped spearhead research showing the cumulative public health and climate impacts of environmental policy rollbacks.
Prior to that, Christopher worked for Gensler, the world’s largest architecture and design firm, where he helped launch its ongoing global campaign to address the climate crisis. Other experiences include the U.S. Green Building Council, where he led several award-winning public relations campaigns for the sustainable transformation of the global built environment; Population Action International, where he promoted access to reproductive health care; and the Sierra Club’s Virginia Chapter, where he served as a campaign director.
Christopher has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, ThinkProgress, the Minnesota Star Tribune, E&E News, the Washington Examiner, and Climate Liability News, and he has written or placed editorials in the L.A. Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Forbes, Big Think, and Slate.
Christopher earned his Master’s in Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University and his Bachelors of Arts in History from James Madison University. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his partner and enjoys backpacking, cycling, and volunteering in his local community.