Assistant to the County Manager for Communications
With more than 15 years public relations and communications experience, twelve of which have been at the executive level, Chris Floore serves Macon-Bibb County as Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs. In this role, he manages a team that is strengthening direct and two-way communication between the government and the public. The team consists of strategic communication, public relations, media relations, multimedia services, customer service, graphic design, marketing, and crisis communication.
He was named Communicator of the year by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) in 2015, and as a finalist for the National Association of Government Communicator’s Communicator of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017. He has won multiple state and national awards for his work, and has been published in PRNews’ Crisis Management Guidebook, Vol. 6. He is trains governments around the state for the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (focusing on media, strategic communication, and social media), and has presented at the national level at several communication conferences.
Prior to Macon-Bibb County, Floore served as the Director of Public Affairs for the City of Macon and Director of Public Relations and Public Relations Specialist for the Bibb County School District, managing media relations, communication planning, crisis response, and executive communications. During that time, he helped develop and implement a crisis communication plan that has been recognized statewide and was the basis for an article published in PRNews’ Crisis Management Guidebook, Vol. 6.
He earned his Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations from Kent State University and Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina. He is a 2010 Graduate of Leadership Macon and a member of the 2013 Class of Georgia Forward’s Young Gamechangers program, and he is frequently called upon for communication support and consultation for local nonprofits and organizations.
Floore is a leader on several professional and community boards, including on:
- the 3CMA Board of Directors;
- the Board of Montessori of Macon, where his son attends school;
- the Executive and Endowment Committees for the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA); and
- the United Way of Central Georgia Board of Trustees,
Previously, he has served as the Co-Chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission, as a member of the American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division’s Leadership Council, as a member of the American Red Cross Central Georgia Board of Directors.