Chris Malagisi -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Christopher Malagisi is Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club (division of Salem Media Group), which is the largest political book club in the country with over 750K members nationwide. Malagisi is responsible for overseeing editorial, marketing, and advertising operations for CBC’s website, daily e-newsletter, social media platforms (over 565K followers), and serves as the Club’s public spokesman. He's personally conducted over 200 interviews with presidential candidates, high-profile authors, and conservative thought-leaders, and will begin hosting the daily Conservative Book Club Podcast in February 2018!

He is also a political columnist at and has a weekly recurring segment on The Mike Gallagher Radio Show discussing political and cultural news, while announcing the weekly Conservative Book Bestseller List. He’s been published in leading publications, has been a guest political analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, OAN, and CSPAN, and has been a guest contributor on numerous national radio shows, including The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Dennis Prager Show, Brian Kilmeade & Friends, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, and DC's WMAL Mornings on the Mall.

Malagisi was previously the CPAC Director & Director of External Relations at the American Conservative Union where he was responsible for organizing the country’s largest and most influential annual conservative gathering. Under his leadership during the 2012 GOP presidential primary and election, he organized CPAC 2012, CPAC FL, and CPAC Chicago. Due to his efforts, BizBash awarded CPAC 2012 as one of the country’s best and most important political events of the year, and Campaigns & Elections Magazine named Malagisi a “DC Mover & Shaker,” and previously awarded him their “Rising Star Award.” He's also received the "Conservative Leader Award" from The Leadership Institute, and recently received America's Future Foundation's "William F. Buckley Jr. Leadership Award" for significant achievements in advancing conservatism.

Malagisi also trained over 5,000 conservative candidates and activists as The Leadership Institute’s Director of Political & New Media Training and as Education Director of Conservatism 101, and for many years taught History of the Conservative Movement at American University as an Adjunct Instructor, and continues to do so today as a reoccurring speaker for Young America's Foundation and the National Journalism Center. He’s also served on four US presidential campaigns helping to lead their student and young adult coalition efforts. Additionally, he is an active coalition member of the Conservative Action Project and served on the Board of Trustees for The Philadelphia Society.

Malagisi received his M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and received a dual B.A. from American University. He has also completed fellowships with The Claremont Institute, Hillsdale College, National Review Institute, Montpelier Foundation, Foreign Policy Initiative, Hertog Foundation, and Liberty Fund.

He is originally from Buffalo, NY, is President of the Young Adult League at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, DC, loves movies, music, and astronomy, and has sailed around the world and visited 42 countries.

Follow him at @chrismalagisi.

Chris Malagisi