The Council of State Governments has a new leader in its Washington, D.C., office. Chris Whatley, who has served CSG as director of international affairs for eight years, has been named Washington Office director effective Aug. 18.
In announcing the appointment, CSG Executive Director Dan Sprague said Whatley is well-qualified to lead the office. “Chris has a good understanding of the wide range of Washington, D.C., office responsibilities and is well-prepared for this position,” Sprague said.
Whatley joined CSG in November 2000 and has directed international initiatives and federal advocacy campaigns while also serving as staff director for CSG’s affiliated association of international trade directors, The State International Development Organizations, or SIDO.
“Chris has significant experience working with federal constitutional principles and with experts in African nations,” Sprague said. “He has staffed a start-up affiliate organization of state trade directors and assisted in establishing SIDO as an effective influence on federal trade policy.”
Read the full press release about Whatley's appointment.