Kris Balderston

As President, Global Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement, Kris Balderston leads the agency’s public affairs practice and focuses on collaboration opportunities within FleishmanHillard’s client portfolio and external partners, bringing 30-plus years of communications and government experience. His deep background in politics includes serving as Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, where he led the Global Partnership Initiative within the Office of the Secretary of State during Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tenure. Balderston also has held various roles during President Clinton’s term and served as Sen. Hillary Clinton’s Legislative Director and then Deputy Chief of Staff.