By Caroline Hanna

Chris Lehane ’90 was only seven years out of college when he became press secretary to Vice President Al Gore. He worked for Gore from 1997 to 2000 at the White House and on the 2000 presidential campaign.

Since 2001, Lehane, partner and owner of the California-based company Fabiani and Lehane, has advised corporate, entertainment, political and professional-sports clients in finances, communications, government affairs and the law. He has also worked on several political campaigns.

In May, the Amherst alumni body elected Lehane to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees.

In 1992, Lehane worked on the presidential campaign of then-Governor Bill Clinton. After graduating from Harvard Law in 1994, Lehane was special assistant counsel to President Clinton from 1995 to 1997.

An active volunteer for Amherst, Lehane, who now lives in San Francisco with his wife, Andrea, and children, Dominic and Quincy, has served on the trustee-nominating committee and as a speaker at alumni and Homecoming events. He has provided career advice to undergraduates and participated in events for newly admitted students. He is also a member of the college’s 1821 Society.
The Board of Trustees consists of 14 term trustees elected by the board and six alumni trustees elected by the alumni, as well as the college’s president, an ex officio member.