Cris Turner joined Dell in 2008 as manager for government affairs. In that role, Cris leads Dell’s global cybersecurity policy efforts. He is also responsible for managing Dell’s budget & procurement, cloud computing, telecommunications, education, and environment agendas before U.S. elected officials. He also coordinates Dell’s corporate social responsibility activities in D.C.
Prior to joining Dell, Cris served as both the Federal and State Public Policy Manager for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), where he advocated on cybersecurity, telecommunications, trade, and internet issues before federal and state elected and appointed officials. In this capacity, he served as CompTIA’s representative to numerous organizations including the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council and the Whitespaces Coalition.
Cris has also worked with the government affairs firms of Alcalde & Fay and The Ferguson Group, managing local government and transportation clients. He specialized in security, infrastructure, transportation and telecommunications issues. Cris started his career in Washington at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, where he worked on policy issues related to international air transportation. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and attended the University of Colorado School of Law.
Cris currently serves on the Executive Board of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and is active with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.