AMEC International Speakers Bureau

a-data-proAt the heart of AMEC’s Mission in 2018 is a commitment to educate the marketplace. We will do that by having industry-leading experts able to talk at conferences and events throughout the world. If you are an industry leader with proven experience in measurement, join our Speakers Bureau now.

AMEC’s Global Speakers Bureau is a key part of our Global Education Programme, supported by A Data Pro as our new Global Education Partner. 

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Chris Foster

Worldwide Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer Burson-Marsteller Worldwide Headquarters
Work Washington District Of Columbia United States


Chris Foster is the Worldwide Executive Vice President of Burson-Marsteller. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he works closely with the Chairman and CEO and regional leaders on emerging strategic growth initiatives, executive level client counsel and business development. His expertise includes public health, life sciences, financial services, energy and travel/tourism. He has worked across global public relations agencies, management consulting firms, trade associations and national political campaigns.

Foster has led national and global public awareness and communications campaigns for organizations such as the U.S Department of Defense, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Social Security Administration, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Amgen, and Intel. He specializes in working with the federal government and private companies on understanding reputation risk and leveraging communications analytics to drive enterprise wide strategy. Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, he was Senior Vice President & Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton working in both the firm’s government and commercial market sectors.

Foster is on the Board of Directors of variety of organizations, including The International Association for Measurement of Communications (Vice Chair); Inroads, Inc.; and Burgundy Farms Country Day School. He is also a current member of the Executive Leadership Council. Named to the 2008 PRWeek “40 Under 40” list, Foster has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University School of Continuing Studies – Communications Department; University of Maryland, School of Journalism; and Western Kentucky University.

Foster wrote the “Reputation Analytics & Corporate Strategy” chapter published within the NYSE Corporate Governance Guide in November 2014, and is working on a publication centered on “Reputation Strategy,” scheduled for release in 2016.

He earned an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from The University of Virginia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Analytics and ROI
  • Corporate Reputation and Brand Equity
  • How to measure corporate reputation and brand equity
  • How to turn data into insights
  • Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation
  • Social Media Measurement
  • The Future of PR (data, insight, digital…)
  • The role of measurement in driving employee engagement
  • Why measurement and analytics is important to PR professionals