Chris West is the mid-Atlantic Director of Government Relations for Kaiser Permanente. He previously served as an Associate at Lamar Consulting, Director of Policy & Communications for the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and House Majority Caucus, and on the staff of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Chris was also a member of the Virginia Public Access Partners Board. He is an alumnus of Averett University, with a B.A. in History, Political Science, and English, and is a member of its Board of Trustees.