Chris Piper

Chris Piper leads the Center for Presidential Transition’s work on transition related process reforms and reducing the number of Senate confirmed positions. He also creates and updates resources for transition stakeholders, provides Agency Transition Roundtable support and assists in the Washington Post Tracker data collection and analysis. Chris’ interest in the federal government was sparked when he worked as a research assistant for the Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies produced by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). He later expanded his passion for the management of executive agencies through his dissertation research on the causes and consequences of vacancies in Senate-confirmed appointed positions at Vanderbilt University. Chris’ favorite public servant is the late Frank Kameny, a trailblazer for the LGBT rights movement and an early advocate for the right of LGBT Americans to serve in the federal government.