C Spire has tapped Chris Champion to lead its government relations team. Having served on the staffs of both U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Champion brings a breadth of experience in congressional and state legislative and executive affairs across the Southeast. In his previous role as a Vice President with Cornerstone Government Affairs, Champion served as an integral part the C Spire team he will now lead as Director of Government Relations.
Champion previously held the position of policy director for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, where he oversaw the Governor’s legislative agenda and advised him on state and federal issues. He was the Governor’s designee to the Tennessee Valley Authority Regional Energy Resource Council, Delta Regional Authority, Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Southern States Energy Board.
A native of the Mississippi Delta, Champion is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker in Washington, D.C. before returning to his home state. Since returning to Mississippi, he has been recognized as a Top 50 Under 40 businessperson by the Mississippi Business Journal and is a graduate of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi Class.
An Eagle Scout, Champion is the past president of the Washington, D.C. Ole Miss Alumni Association and member of Century Club Charities of Mississippi. He and his wife, Olivia, reside in Jackson with their children Amelia and Worth.
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