Chris Ann GoddardPresident
Where and when did your PR career begin?
In 1975, I started my PR career as an intern at Friends of the Earth in Washington, D.C. It was there that I developed my interest in politics and PR. I started stapling and copying briefs for Congressmen and Senators, but worked my way up eventually to a lobbyist focusing on the re-authorization of the 1975 Clean Air Act. I spent 7 years in Washington D.C. lobbying for a variety of issues, primarily energy, conservation and urban recreation.
Who have you worked for in the past?
I have had the pleasure of serving Mayor Koch, both in Washington, D.C and in City Hall in New York and working for President Carter in his Congressional Liaison staff, working on urban parks. After I moved back to NYC, my home, I began my agency career at Cary Byoir & Associates working on Bermuda Tourism, Reader’s Digest and Crafted with Pride in America. Next stop, Edelman, where I worked on British Airways, Snuggle and Wisk. After moving to Boston, I handled agency PR for Ingalls, Quinn & Johnson, finally landing at Rockport. In 1993, I started CGPR; we celebrated our 20th anniversary last year.
Where can you be found when you are not working?
In the summer, racing sailboats, road cycling with my husband, or walking with our three labs, Chloe, Dijon and Noel. In the winter, cross-country or downhill skiing or taking our dogs in the woods in New Hampshire. We love to entertain friends in front of the fireplace at our home in Marblehead or at our barn in New Hampshire.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?
Well, not things –
1. My husband
2. My dogs
3. My iPad, so I could watch “A Man and A Woman” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, which is my all time favorite movie.