Chris Cylke joined NMPA in 2013 to lead its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch. Prior to joining the Association, he served as Director of Government Affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America and Director of Government Affairs for the United States Chamber of Commerce. His work at the Chamber contributed to the enactment of the landmark PRO-IP Act, which increases protections and resources for the enforcement of intellectual property.
His extensive experience at national trade associations came after many years on Capitol Hill at the House Judiciary Committee – the legislative body overseeing copyright and constitutional issues. Chris worked under chairmen Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) in several leadership roles. He began his career in the office of U.S. Senator Rod Grams (R-Minn.).
Chris is an Advisory Board Member for Musicians on Call. He is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.