DRi is pleased to announce the placement of Chris Rotella as the next CRFB Director of Development.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organizations that is one of the leading voices for fiscal responsibility and budget reform. Originally formed by two former Members of Congress from opposite political parties, CRFB has confronted lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on difficult budget realities for over 30 years, and has produced top-quality, nonpartisan research to educate the general public on fiscal policy impacts. With its expert analysts and policy recommendations, CRFB has been mentioned thousands of times within leading media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CBS Face the Nation, and many others. As the public face of the organization, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas provides regular commentary on budgetary issues and plays an active role in the organization’s fundraising efforts. The next CRFB Director of Development would have to work closely with Ms. MacGuineas in order to achieve the Center’s development goals.
With such a large profile, CRFB requires a wide base of support to support its programs, research, and outreach to policy makers. The Director of Development would lead a diverse department that focuses on major donors, foundations, dozens of annual special events, and a portfolio of nearly 200,000 individuals that have shown an interest in CRFB’s work and fixing the country’s debt issues. Chris emerged as the candidate whose expertise would be a natural fit for CRFB. He spent the last 10 years in various development departments within The George Washington University, working with senior leaders to build and expand donor pipelines. His experience packaging the work of program directors and researchers to donors at GWU made him a perfect fit for collaborating with CRFB’s policy analysts. His B.A. in Political Science and M.B.A. in Finance from GWU gave him the perfect background for communicating budget issues to prospective donors.
It was a pleasure to work with CRFB and we look forward to seeing their impressive analyses in the news and all around the DC area.