Chip is one of the industry's foremost experts in strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications. His counsel to senior executives highlights his ability to quickly assess and respond to challenges. He provides critical insights for brand development, messaging, crisis management, and long-term planning. Chip founded Res Publica Group in 2002 following roles as president of the public affairs group of KemperLesnik Communications in Chicago, as senior managing director of public affairs at Hill & Knowlton and as a senior advisor to an Illinois Governor. He serves on the Chicago Advisory Board of U. S. Bank.