Christopher Neff

Deputy Executive Director, Palm Center

Christopher Neff is the Deputy Executive Director of the Palm Center, where he has worked since 2006. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of Outright Vermont. In 2002, Christopher became the first full-time lobbyist for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. He also served on the Board of the Equality Federation of state-wide LGBT political organizations for six years, served as the President of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. in 2006 and started the first LGBTQ lobbyist's group in Washington, the Q Street Project in 2005. Christopher has worked as a congressional staffer for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and Senator John Warner of Virginia. He recently completed a Masters Degree with Honors in Public Policy from the University of Sydney, Australia, where he is currently pursuing a PhD.