Chris Foster

Omnicom Public Relations Group: CEO

Chris Foster is the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, overseeing the communications, consulting and public affairs firms within Omnicom. In his role, he is focused on talent, innovation and cross-agency collaboration to drive growth. Chris previously was the President of North America at BCW Group, responsible for managing growth, talent and client relationships in the region. Chris took a break from public relations agencies in 2010 and spent five years at the global management consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was Senior Vice President and Partner leading teams and growth across the government and civil business. Foster serves on the Board of Directors for The LAGRANT Foundation, The Institute for Public Relations, 4A’s, Public Relations Counsel (Vice Chairman) and the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  Foster is also a founding member of the Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA) founded in April 2021. 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.