NMPF Staff

Chris Galen

Senior Vice President, Member Services & Governance

Chris Galen is NMPF’s Senior Vice President of Member Services and Governance.  He also serves as Executive Director of the American Butter Institute.

Galen is responsible for ensuring that NMPF’s members derive value from that membership and that NMPF is effective in engaging other dairy, agricultural and food organizations. This includes overseeing the delivery outstanding member services while also creating and strengthening relationships between the organization and other stakeholders nationwide. Galen previously served as NMPF’s communications lead from 1997 to 2018.

His professional background includes work as a television anchor and reporter in the Midwest. His first job in Washington was as press secretary to Congressman Hal Daub (R-NE). He also served under Marlin Fitzwater in the Reagan Administration’s White House Press Office and then as Communications Director for Congressman Jim Lightfoot (R-IA). Outside government, Chris has worked in communications at the National-American Wholesale Grocers Association and at Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

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