Christopher Collins-McNeil is Founder & Principal of The Collins-McNeil Group, LLC, a social impact and communications strategy firm headquartered in New York City. CMG advises purpose driven organizations and helps mission driven leaders to drive strategic impact.
Prior to founding CMG, Christopher worked in strategic communications, media relations, and digital marketing leading high-impact campaigns and partnerships for some of the country’s leading social, racial, and economic justice organizations. Christopher also developed distinctive public and government affairs strategies with Fortune 500 companies like Uber and Unilever. Christopher also provides media and policy guidance, and fundraising support to progressive across New York and the U.S. A specialist in political affairs by training, Christopher began his career at New York City Hall as Special Assistant to the Director in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
In 2021, Christopher was featured in BET x Doritos’ Amplify Black Voices, an ongoing initiative aimed at highlighting and investing in Black change-makers who drive culture and give back to their communities. During the 2020 election cycle, he served as a Policy Advisor to the Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign. In 2018, Christopher was recognized by City and State Magazine as New York's 40 Under 40 in New York politics. He is also the recipient of the President’s Award for Special Appreciation from the founding chapter of One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
Christopher remains civically engaged by serving on the boards of Transportation. Resources. Access (TRA) and The Lincoln Center Young Patrons Circle. Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, where he served as Student Association President and remains an engaged alumnus.
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Christopher has been featured across many platforms, including the following:
Founding Chapter of One Hundred Black Men President’s Award for Service (2018)
City and State NY 40 Under 40 (2018)