Chris Wathen

Digital Media Associate

Chris Wathen serves as NACo’s Digital Media Associate. He manages a variety of digital media, design, social media, editorial and other communications initiatives, including graphic design, email marketing, story mapping and managing NACo’s LinkedIn social media campaign.

Chris has several years of design and communications experience, previously working at the National Academies of Sciences, a print marketing firm, and market research firm. He is a D.C.-area native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Furman University.

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.