Chris Neil

Account Manager

Chris brings a diverse background in urban planning and community development to the world of public relations, community outreach and digital organizing. He believes the confluence of technology, communication and development is a crucial factor for positive change for urban issues. At Consensus, Chris manages outreach strategies to build support for land-use entitlements as well as public involvement campaigns for projects moving through the CEQA-mandated process. Chris has specialized expertise in developing and managing online communities, helping clients address, manage and engage online stakeholder dialogue in a manner that builds trust and maintains authenticity. He also manages the development of strategic and comprehensive community stakeholder databases for a variety of projects to effectively mobilize stakeholder support via e-mail newsletters and social media content.

Prior to Consensus, Chris fine-tuned his digital skills at NationBuilder, one of the first community organizing software companies, where he developed strategies for using digital tools and online database management for numerous political, nonprofit and community development organizations.

Chris combines his prowess for digital organizing with a strong academic background in urban planning and policy issues, earning a Bachelors of Arts in Social Ecology and Global Sustainability from UC Irvine and a post-graduate certificate in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.