Chris Gobble is a respected government affairs specialist with deep issue expertise and a broad base of policymaker and stakeholder relationships. He leverages his insights into the state General Assembly, Tennessee executive branch, and local governments to help SRG clients navigate complex political challenges and effectively advance meaningful policy solutions.

Most recently, Chris served as senior director of public policy for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, where he helped drive policy changes and facilitate government affairs efforts for 2,000 businesses representing over 180,000 employees. He also regularly and effectively collaborated with local, state, and federal elected officials to advance Chattanooga’s status as a leader in education, workforce, and economic development.

Prior to Gobble’s tenure in Chattanooga, he was the legislative and policy director for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. In this role, Gobble worked closely with Governor Bill Haslam’s office and the state legislature to develop and implement a variety of public policy initiatives.

Originally from Bradley County, Chris earned a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Lipscomb University. He and his wife Sarah live in Nashville with their dog Maddie and cat Zeek.


Get to know Chris...

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Grew up in Cleveland, Tennessee; lives in Nashville with wife Sarah

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B.A., Political Science and Communications, Lipscomb University

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Leverages deep issue expertise and broad stakeholder relationships to help advance clients’ policy priorities

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Commercially-certified raft guide who enjoys rafting and kayaking on the Ocoee River


Huge Atlanta Braves fan