Our Team

Chris Puyear

Director of Public Affairs

As the Director of Public Affairs Chris leverages his diverse background in government relations, strategic communications, and grassroots advocacy to deliver results both in and out of the statehouse. Chris previously served in the S360 Montana office as Public Relations Manager, where he led successful grassroots campaigns and provided communications expertise to government affairs clients.

Before re-joining S360, Chris served as the Coalitions Director for U.S Senator Steve Daines where he leveraged his knowledge of Montana politics and relationships with community leaders across the state to advance key priorities, including COVID-19 relief, timber reform, and small business issues.

Earlier in his career Chris held various roles in political and non-profit advocacy organizations, including the historic 2014 election campaign for Senator Steve Daines. Chris then spearheaded communications for the five elected members of the Montana Public Service Commission. As the PSC’s chief spokesman, he guided the Commission through controversy and was responsible for developing an earned media strategy to increase public awareness and support for the body’s work. While at the Commission, Chris also led state-level efforts to pass landmark consumer protection legislation opposed by the state’s monopoly utility.

Chris, a fifth-generation Montanan, is happiest when he’s exploring the outdoors with his wife Tyler and their toy australian shepherd Perse.

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