Chris Brown



Chris Brown is Principal at the Cypress Group.

Prior to his tenure at Cypress, Brown most recently served as Senior Professional Staff for House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC). In this role, Brown oversaw all financial institutions and consumer credit policy matters including oversight of the federal banking regulatory agencies and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the chartering, branching, and M&A activity of financial institutions; data security; credit reporting and repair; financial regulatory reform; and access to financial services, among other issues.

Prior to joining Ranking Member McHenry, Brown spent almost a decade in the office of Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer serving as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Financial Services Committee Designee during the Congressman’s tenure as both Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, where Brown spearheaded efforts to reform U.S. housing programs and conduct oversight of key domestic and international insurance issues.

Before his service on Capitol Hill, Brown served in a variety of roles in the George W. Bush Administration, serving as Associate Director for the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House, where he oversaw the agriculture, energy, environment, and interior portfolio. Brown also spent more than two years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Interior.

Brown has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.’s Maryland suburbs with their two sons.


M Ed, BA, Vanderbilt University