December 2, 2015

Chris McCannell joins Eris Group

(Washington, DC) -- The Eris Group today announced that Chris McCannell has joined the firm as a partner.

Chris formally worked as the lead of the Washington, DC financial services practice at APCO Worldwide.

In addition to continuing work on previous clients, Chris brings to the Eris Group the perspective of a senior House Democrat. Chris was previously Chief of Staff for current Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and also served as chief of staff for Rep. Michael E. McMahon (D-NY). Chris' over twenty-year career in Washington spans includes working with Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and with the bi-partisan DC lobbying firm of QGA. From Sarbanes-Oxley, the Affordable Care Act to Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Act, Chris has worked closely on the legislative issues which continue to impact clients today.

"The Eris Group is fortunate to have Chris. Chris has a passion for his clients and the clients value his counsel. He is someone who is respected on both sides of the aisle and has a proven track record of getting things done both when he was on Capitol Hill and with his clients," said Doyle Bartlett, Founder and Managing Partner of the Eris Group.

The Eris Group, formerly known as Bartlett and Bendall, is a boutique government relations practice. Founding Partner Doyle Bartlett has been consistently recognized by The Hill as one of DC's most influential lobbyists. Rounding out the Eris Group partners are Greg Mesack, who served as Legislative Director to a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Tonnie Wybensinger, formerly with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Chief of Staff to three members of the House Financial Services Committee - including subcommittee chair, Blaine Luetkemeyer.