Christopher Harvin is a partner at inFocus Health Consultants. With almost three decades of public and private sector experience, he has worked in over 90 countries around the world.
Mr. Harvin has served as an appointee in several White House Administrations to include the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was also a senior strategic communications advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and served as a senior congressional staffer for a member of the House Armed Services, Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs Committees. Mr. Harvin’s private sector experience includes representing foreign governments, international corporations and clients in the financial, legal, energy, healthcare, high-tech, international development and national security and defense sectors.
Mr. Harvin is the Co-Founder of Sanitas International, a global communications firm providing strategic communications, digital media and political counsel to heads of state, global businesses, foreign governments and political entities around the world. He is also the Co-Founder of Vanguard Africa, a non-profit which promotes free and fair elections, democracy building, human rights and rule of law. In 2013, PRWeek named him among the top “40 PR Professionals Under 40" in the industry.
Mr. Harvin is also a former a partner at Barbaricum, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business, where he helped the firm grow from four employees to over 100 during which time it became a recognized leader in the U.S. government contracting business and exited small business status. During his tenure at the firm, it was recognized by Inc. Magazine three times consecutively as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and by the Washington Post as a top place to work along with numerous other industry awards.
He frequently provides commentary on a variety of issues and has been quoted in a variety of media outlets to include the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, LA Opinion, Washington Post, PR Week, LA Times, National Defense, NPR and BBC.
Mr. Harvin, is a native of South Carolina and splits time between his home in Washington, DC and South Carolina.