Chris Vari hails from the heartland state of Ohio. He became interested in politics as a young teenager when he happened to come across some old Family Research Council newsletters his family kept in a forgotten nook on the office shelves. It didn’t take long before Chris started following elections and public policy battles across the country and got actively involved in local campaigns.
Chris was first introduced to Morton Blackwell’s Leadership Institute (LI) by his personal friend and former Ohio state representative, Ron Hood. Chris took his first LI training at an Activist Workshop in 2005, and has taken 11 LI trainings since.
Chris came on staff at LI in January 2012 as an intern, and he joined full time in April of that year as a Development Assistant. In September, 2012, he was promoted again to Donor Relations Officer and is now assisting Elizabeth Ryan in her capacity as Regional Development Officer for the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missisippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee).
Chris graduated in 2007 from Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor of the Arts in History, and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Regent University Law School in 2011. He loves reading and strategy gaming. During the fall, he follows the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.