Chris Carrino

Director | Strategic Communications
Chicago |

Chris brings decades of public and private sector experience to her work in public affairs, media relations and marketing. She has wide-ranging experience across industries and sectors, including government, economic development, hospitality and travel, and arts and culture.

Before Avoq, Chris served as the deputy commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Aviation, where she managed communications for two of the world’s busiest airports. Previously, she worked as a deputy press secretary for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, focusing on economic and neighborhood development, and as communications director for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. She was also a senior account executive for Carol Fox & Associates.

Originally from Southern California, Chris currently resides in Chicago’s Bowmanville neighborhood with her husband, daughter and one-eared cat, Vivian. Chris has visited 45 U.S. states and nearly 60 countries on six continents — no Antartica…yet.