Government Relations Consultant, Parta Oregon, Inc.
Chris Parta is the founder and Principal of Parta Oregon, Inc., a government relations firm based in Beaverton, Oregon. As a government relations consultant, Chris has more than 12 years experience representing a variety of clients including, multiple environmental/natural resource organizations, and higher education faculty associations by advocating for them in the state legislature and administrative agencies.
Chris began his government relations career working with C and E Systems and Kristen Leonard beginning in 2008, before opening his own firm in 2014. During his tenure at C and E Systems Chris worked with a wide array of clients, including legal associations, environmental groups, human service providers, and land use advocates, building lasting relationships with legislators and key policymakers in Oregon.
Chris attended the University of San Diego, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ocean Studies, emphasis in political science with a Pacific Rim focus. He has worked as a Sea Grant State Fellow in the California Senate, an IT administrator, and as a government contractor for the U.S. Navy. In 2008 Chris graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon earning his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in environmental law. He is a current member of the Oregon State Bar Association.