Christopher S. Lehane ’90

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Christopher S. Lehane ’90 was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008 and appointed a term trustee in 2014. In August, 2015 he joined Airbnb as head of global policy and public affairs. He is a founding partner of the San Francisco-based public relations firm Fabiani and Lehane and has advised corporations, entertainers, professional athletes and politicians in finances, communications, government affairs and the law. He has also worked on several political campaigns, including the U.S. Presidential campaigns in 1992 and 2000. Between these two campaigns, he was special assistant counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1997 and then press secretary to Vice President Al Gore from 1997 to 2000. He is also the co-author of Masters of Disaster, a book on crisis management, and screenwriter/co-producer of the theatrically released film "Knife Fight."

Lehane Is New Trustee

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.