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Chris Burroughs
Vice President of Government Affairs at Transportation Intermediaries Association

Chris Burroughs is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). He brings 15 years of Congressional affairs experience to TIA. Chris serves as the staff liaison for the Highway Logistics Conference, the Intermodal Logistics Conference, and several other policy committees within TIA. Chris additionally serves on the Board of Directors for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) as the 3PL industry representative and on the Board of Directors for the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC).

During his time on Capitol Hill, Chris gained invaluable knowledge of the legislative process. He began his career working on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in 2006 and then later the House Natural Resources Committee.In 2009, Chris joined the Twenty-First Century Group, a bipartisan government affairs firm, as their Director of Government Affairs. In this position, Chris advocated on behalf of multiple clients involved in the transportation, telecommunications, health care, tax, and defense arenas. Additionally, he represented TIA on their issues of interest on Capitol Hill. Chris lives in Gainesville, Virginia with his wife Stacey and three children.

Chris earned a BS degree in Political Science from Shepherd University located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.