Chris Bodner
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Associate Director of Business Development and Operations 202.831.4689

Chris Bodner

In his role at McKinley, Chris develops proposals for current and prospective clients and supports the enhancement of McKinley’s business pipeline. Chris’s experience working for an association gives him a first-hand understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by associations. This association knowledge serves as his main resource when he identifies and articulates the range of services McKinley can provide to current and potential partners.

Chris joined McKinley after two years working at the National Council for Behavioral Health, an association that serves mental health and addiction providers. While at the National Council, Chris supported a variety of projects within both the membership and policy departments. Some of his most significant undertakings included managing the 2014 Board election process, improving and streamlining the member application and onboarding experience, and serving as Project Coordinator for two multi-year practice improvement initiatives. Aside from the day jobs he’s held, Chris has served in two volunteer roles while in DC, one as the assistant coach for the boys’ varsity basketball team at Thurgood Marshall Academy, and the other as Vice President of Operations for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, where he monitored finances and staffing needs, managed strategic planning and oversaw the organization’s internal operational efficiency.

Born in Illinois, educated in North Carolina, and raised in South Texas, Chris can often be found watching another disappointing Bear loss, hoping for a Duke tournament run, or discussing the Spurs’ ball movement with anyone who’s willing. When he’s not at work or catching a game, Chris is usually playing pick-up in DC, planning his next getaway with friends/family, or nose-deep in his Kindle (probably something related to business trends, international relations or Hobbits). Chris has a BA in political science from Duke University and lives in Arlington.

“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.”
Catherine the Great