Government Affairs Consultant, Heinz Strategies LLC
Christopher Heinz has more than 40 years of experience as a congressional lobbyist, national union political director, local union official and grassroots political coordinator. His clients have included national, regional and local Labor Organizations, major companies, and trade associations. Mr. Heinz has worked in electoral and grass roots campaigns at the national, state and local levels.
Mr. Heinz previously served as the Political and Legislative Director of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America—an international labor organization representing 550,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. He was responsible for the organization’s National Lobbying and Political Action Programs, including serving as lead representative in the U.S. Congress and designing and implementing a nationwide fundraising and grassroots political action program. In this position, he also ran one of the nation’s 10 largest political action committees.
Before coming to Washington, Mr. Heinz worked for 15 years with the Carpenters in New England as Research Director and Executive Director of the New England Carpenters Labor-Management Cooperation Program, Organizer, Business Agent, and finally as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. In New England, he was responsible for designing and implementing a region-wide program to bring labor and management in the Carpentry industry together to find new and innovative ways to solve industry problems. Mr. Heinz was also responsible for collective bargaining and contract administration in both the construction and industrial sectors of the Union. He has negotiated region-wide construction agreements, industrial agreements for small and large employers and plant closing agreements in the paper industry.
Christopher Heinz’s professional and community involvement includes Board Member, Fredericksburg Academy Board of Trustees; Member of the Council on Competitiveness National Innovation Initiative Strategy Council; Lecturer on labor and employment issues for employers, trade associations and labor organizations; former Board Member, Alexandria Seaport Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master of Science Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.