Kris Deutschman (pronoun: she) is CLF’s Senior Communications Director. Prior to joining the Foundation she had 20 years of experience as a public affairs strategist helping public agencies, businesses, Native American tribes and non-profit organizations achieve their legislative and regulatory policy goals in California.

Prior to founding Deutschman Communications Group, Inc. in 2004, Kris was a partner in one of California’s leading political consulting firms, Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher. 

Throughout her career, Kris has committed herself to giving back to the communities where she lives, serving as a pro bono advisor to community organizations, as president of the Sacramento YWCA, and as a board member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber responsible for initiating its young leaders program.

Kris is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. She was a 2016 Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at Stanford University and also participated in Stanford Graduate School’s Executive Program for Women Leaders. Friends, family, running and hiking with her two Siberian Huskies, cycling, and comics, music and comics are her fuel. [email protected]