Chris Sanders is the communications director at Alabama Arise. He is a lifelong Alabama resident, a licensed attorney and a two-time graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a J.D. and a B.A. in journalism and political science. Chris chairs the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership and serves on the editorial board of The Alabama Lawyer. He also is a founding member of the University of Alabama Community Affairs Board of Advisors and served as the founding chair of the board’s Public Health Committee. He was editor-in-chief of The Crimson White and an articles editor for the Alabama Law Review. Chris joined the Arise staff in 2007 as a policy analyst on tax and budget issues and became communications director in 2013.