Chris Foster is the Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Public Relations Group.
In this role, Foster oversees 15 communications, consulting and public affairs firms within Omnicom.
Previously, Foster was the President of North America at BCW Group, and Global EVP and Chief Business Development Officer for Burson-Marsteller.
Foster specializes in understanding reputation risk and leveraging communications analytics to drive strategy. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Social Security Administration, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Amgen and Intel.
Foster serves on the Board of Directors for The LAGRANT Foundation, The Institute for Public Relations, 4A’s, Public Relations Counsel and the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Foster is also a founding member of the Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA). He was named to PR Week’s “U.S. Power List” in 2021.
In 2017, Foster published “ Reputation Strategy and Analytics in a Hyper-Connected World,” a resource for communication professionals.
Foster earned an Master of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Virginia.