Conference 2020 – Chris Woodside

About the Clinician

Christopher Woodside serves in the National Association for Music Education’s Reston-based headquarters as Chief Operating Officer.  In this capacity, Christopher manages NAfME’s ongoing operations and procedures.  Christopher is a key member of the senior management team reporting only to the CEO.  Christopher oversees the daily operations of NAfME and the work of directors for Finance and Human Resources, Constituency Relations, Membership, Policy, and Marcom.

Previously, Christopher served as the Deputy Executive Director of NAfME, where he managed NAfME’s advocacy, policy and membership staff, as well as handled all issues with relation to the development and implantation of the Association’s large-scale advocacy and public affairs agendas, and served as NAfME’s primary lobbying presence on Capitol Hill.  Prior to Christopher’s time at NAfME, he served as the Policy Coordinator for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and as a Legislative Aide to Representative Chris Van Hollen from Maryland’s 8th district.  Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.