As McKinley’s director of business development, Chris Bodner leads the pursuit and development of relationships with clients to form long-term, trusted partnerships with our firm. He ensures our services align with the evolving needs of the association community and develops projects to maximize our impact and deliver meaningful results. Chris approaches new clients and projects with a firm belief in the power of associations to build a stronger economy, cultivate essential job skills and strengthen lives in every industry and profession.
Before joining McKinley, Chris spent two years working at the National Council for Behavioral Health, an association that serves mental health and addiction providers. During his time there, Chris supported a variety of projects within the membership and policy departments. In addition to his professional work, he has served in a variety of volunteer roles in the District, including acting as the assistant coach for the boys’ varsity basketball team at Thurgood Marshall Academy. Chris also mentors local high school students to prepare them for college, job opportunities and personal growth beyond graduation through DC-based organization, Mentors, Inc.
Chris has a B.A. in political science from Duke University and graduated in 2012. Born in the Midwest and raised in Texas, he is always planning his next trip to visit family in Wisconsin, Minnesota or down south. When he isn’t working or traveling, Chris enjoys playing pick-up basketball, reading, watching movies, making playlists and exploring all that DC has to offer.