Chris Talley

For more than three decades, Chris Talley led communication programs and delivered results from the front row, culminating in his role as a FORTUNE 100 chief communications officer.

Through the years, he led teams at USAA and Lockheed Martin and dozens of others while at one of the world’s most prestigious public relations agencies: FleishmanHillard. Most recently, Chris was chief communications officer for USAA. Today, he leads Talley Communication Strategies, volunteers in the community and devotes time to speaking at colleges across the country, supporting students seeking careers in communications.

Chris earned a journalism degree from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a trustee for the Institute for Public Relations and a member of Page. He proudly serves on the Endeavors board and the Alamo Area Council – Boy Scouts of America board, along with the Baylor Journalism, PR & New Media advisory board. Previous board service includes KRLN-TV (PBS) and Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. Chris and his wife, Laura, have been married for more than 30 years and are proud parents of three adult children.

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