Name: Chris D’Anna

Title: Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Bio: ​I was born in Staten Island, New York. Most people would say I’m a Staten Islander to the T, meaning I’m overtly Italian and complain about all Pizza or Bagels not made in New York. I attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated with no idea about the kind of career I wanted to pursue. After moving back to New York, I interned on a NYC Mayoral Race, caught the bug and spent the next few years working on campaigns to elect Republicans across the City and State before moving to DC to join Axiom. I am a die hard NY Sports fan (Giants, Mets and Rangers), avid golfer and college basketball enthusiast.

What you do at Axiom/how you serve our clients: I work with our team of General Consultants to help create a path to victory while providing strategic advice and implementing winning practices to ensure our clients achieve success on Election Day. I assist ​our candidates in developing effective messaging and communications strategies while working closely with our team on the ground to stay on task and limit inefficiency and distractions. In short, it’s my responsibility to help our GCs keep our campaigns focused on our objectives and overcome hurdles as they arise.

How you got your start in politics: After my freshman year of college, I realized a career in the medical field was probably not for me. That summer, I interned for State Senator Andy Lanza which gave me my first real taste of politics. I didn’t find myself interested in the academic route that many others in my program were pursuing, so I interned on a NYC Mayoral Campaign after graduating. Following that race, I was hired by New York State GOP, where I worked until joining Axiom in 2019.

Your favorite political figure (past or present) & why: President George W. Bush. Growing up in NYC, I saw first hand how the events of one day can change the world and our lives, but I also saw how important it is to have great leaders to guide us through difficult times.