Christopher Oswald is Vice President of Advocacy for the Data & Marketing Association. Mr. Oswald is responsible for DMA government relations and advocacy efforts in Congress, regulatory agencies and all 50 states. Mr. Oswald is a member of the DMA senior leadership team, and serves on the board of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA).
Mr. Oswald directs DMA’s various policy groups and serves as DMA’s representative to federal and state legislators, agencies and industry government affairs and advocacy groups. Mr. Oswald is the treasurer of DMA’s Political Action Committee and directs DMA’s litigation efforts, including the DMA’s successful case before the United State Supreme Court, DMA v. Brohl.
Prior to joining the DMA, Mr. Oswald served as Director of State Government Affairs for Reed Elsevier, Inc. and was Director of State Government Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Oswald has also worked for the American Legislative Exchange Council, advocated on behalf of the National Rifle Association, served as an aide to Congressman Bill Baker, volunteered in California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legislative office, and worked on a variety of campaigns.
Licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California, Mr. Oswald earned a J.D. and Governmental Affairs Certificate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Whitworth College. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.