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Chris Lester

Co-Founder, CHIEF

Washington, D.C.

Seeing CHIEF spring to life with a big vision and a roster of global clients has been incredibly rewarding for me. Less than two years ago, with the help of a brilliant team, we began building a company that values the things we care about—creating transformative experiences and working with people who are not only world-class, but even better, great company. The success we've achieved is a product of the amazing people at CHIEF who continuously define what it means to BE BRAVE. We've stayed true to our vision and worked insane hours to win clients like Hilton, Sandals Resorts, Newman's Own Foundation and Vocus.

My professional career began long before CHIEF. Since stumbling out of a NY art school several decades ago, I've had just about every job imaginable, including a stint with the Greek mafia where I was known as "Bobby." After turning down an offer I couldn't refuse, I ended up in San Francisco designing packaging for Nestle, Clorox and Edy's Ice Cream. Fate brought me to DC where I spent many happy years as a Principal at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing, but I heard the siren song calling me to BE BRAVE and be a CHIEF, which brings me to where I am now. Right where I want to be.

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Intro to The DC Design Community

Intro to The DC Design Community

Curious about the design community in the DC area? This event is for you.

How to Motivate your Clients and Stakeholders

How to Motivate your Clients and Stakeholders

Join Chris Lester of CHIEF as he shares his unique and direct approach to leveraging the characteristics and themes most motivating to your clients and stakeholders.

Introduction to the DC Design Community

Introduction to the DC Design Community

Join General Assembly for a free orientation to the DC design scene.

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