Christopher Bonner, APR
Christopher Bonner, president and founder of Bonner Consultants, Inc., is counselor to senior management of corporations and
associations on communications strategy, marketing and crisis management. He has extensive experience with politics, high dollar
transactions, international trade and sensitive labor issues. Mr. Bonner has advised America Online on strategic positioning,
Dominion Capital on identity development, Washington Gas on transitioning to competitive markets and DynCorp on communicating change.
Association clients represent a range of interests including dental and health care, telecommunications, life insurance, traffic safety, economic development,
dietary supplements and association management.
Mr. Bonner was a Washington correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers before becoming an association executive and later head of the
Washington office of a New York-based management-consulting firm. He began his newspaper career as one of the youngest editors and publishers
in the United States. As reporter for the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, Mr. Bonner was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting
and broke the story that Jimmy Carter was running for President.
Mr. Bonner is an author and speaker on strategic communications and branding and has received numerous honors for journalism and public relations
including the Monument Award for Excellence in Communications from the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives. He is accredited by
the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Association Executives
and the Professional Services Council. Mr. Bonner is Vice Chair of the ASAE Associates Alliance and on the Board of Trustees of Davis Memorial