Gavin™, a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency in York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is pleased to welcome Chris Savarese as Vice President of Client Services. In this newly created role, Chris will work across the agency to further reinforce Gavin’s offerings among existing and prospective clients, while helping to build the agency’s roster of national clients.

Having worked for leading agencies including Text100, Ketchum and Edelman, Chris brings 15 years’ experience in public relations and integrated marketing, with a proven track record of developing and implementing award-winning strategic public relations initiatives across all relevant channels.

In his past roles, Chris has worked with brands including MTV, Bravo, HARMAN, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Sara Lee Food and Beverage, The Truth Initiative (truth) and Kraft Foods, leading campaign efforts for Mission: Small Business, which won PRWeek’s 2013 B2B Campaign of the Year and a 2013 Silver Anvil; and also for truth’s “Finish It” anti-smoking campaign, awarded the 2016 PRWeek Art, Entertainment, Sports and Media Campaign of the Year and Nonprofit Campaign of the Year.


“We are thrilled with the depth of industry experience and management skills that Chris brings, specifically in mentoring staff, generating big ideas and developing innovative, integrated and strategic public relations approaches,” said Gavin CEO Mandy Arnold. “As part of our leadership team, Chris will be a key driver as we pursue agency growth and award-winning work.”

Chris earned his bachelor of arts in communications from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He recently relocated from New York City to York with his wife and son.