Chris Lowe is an Adjunct Professor of International Negotiations and Diplomacy in the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. He is currently employed by the Walt Disney Company as the Director of Global Development and Public Affairs for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division. Prior to this role, he served as Director of Government Relations for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim where he was responsible for international diplomacy and public policy management.
Chris started his career in government working for Governor Pete Wilson in the State Capitol. Serving in that capacity he was mainly responsible for Business, Trade and Commerce issue. After serving in the Wilson administration Chris ran successfully for elective office and served for 8 years on a local city council and two years as Mayor. Chris was appointed by the US Treasury Secretary to the taxpayer citizen’s oversight panel for the IRS, where he served as the National Vice Chairman and helped to establish tax policy for the IRS.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton. Chris also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and graduated from the state and local government program. Chris earned his Master in Business Administration from Chapman University.