Chris Godbey   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Chris Godbey

Christopher (Chris) Godbey is a Director of Client Strategy at SurgeRED, a campaign and communications strategy firm that focuses on digital engagement.  Chris comes to SurgeRED from Innovative Campaign Strategies, LLC with experience in strategic planning and consulting, focused on grassroots development, voter outreach, image and market development. 

Born in South Carolina, Chris worked on all levels of campaigns in the First in South state. In 2010, Chris worked on two Congressional campaigns and as Director of Operations for Alan Wilson for Attorney General.  In 2012, Chris worked with Media Research Center doing outreach in the key early primary states before working as a State Director in Mississippi for Santorum for President.  Recently, Chris worked with the House Republican Caucus in Virginia as the Deputy Political Director, helping with targeted Delegate races in 2013.

Chris’ campaign strengths lie in developing tactical advantages in campaigns, especially regarding Social Media Optimization, database management, and VoIP phones to provide targeted contact with voters from the campaign.  
Chris is a Clemson University graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.