Christian Hanley is President & Founder of Defiance Strategies, a public relations and strategic communications firm for progressive candidates, non-profit leaders, and socially conscious entrepreneurs. As a developer of messaging and strategy for candidates, nationwide nonprofits, and organizational leaders, Christian has an ear for strategic communications and an eye for winning tactics. In his professional life, Christian enjoys working with innovative leaders looking to position themselves for success in an upcoming election, in their next PR campaign, or as a thought leader in their chosen industry. He believes that with an aggressive strategy, appealing creative, and a little training, there's no reason a thoughtful leader can't get the recognition she or he deserves, not in an era of digital campaigns and social media marketing. His firm, Defiance Strategies, is currently accepting new clients ready to take their communications strategy to the next level, whether through public speaking coaching, complete professional setup of their campaign, comprehensive communications consulting, an all-in-one package for their campaign, or a training for their senior staff. Because the firm offers both comprehensive solutions and standalone, unbundled services, there is no project too big or too small. Christian received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. and his Bachelor’s (BA) magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also a proud alumnus of the Williston Northampton School and School Year Abroad (S.Y.A.).