Genius Sports

Chris Dougan is the President and Founder of ABRADIE as well as the Chief Communications Officer of Genius Sports, with responsibility for developing and implementing the global corporate communication and public affairs strategy. 

Chris spent his early career at MGM Studios before moving into ballot measures and issue advocacy work.  For over fifteen years, Chris has specialised in managing integrated public affairs, strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns on behalf of highly regulated sectors.  He has planned and executed multiple campaigns across the US, EU, and EMEA region on behalf of national governments, institutions, and multinational corporations such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, and Unilever. 

Since joining Genius Sports in 2015, Chris has driven stakeholder engagement efforts and leads the US advocacy programme by providing senior counsel to C-suite executives, opinion leaders, regulators and politicians. Outside the US, Chris has helped extend Genius Sports’ reach into emerging markets by leading the debate on regulation and positioning the organisation at the forefront of sports betting policy initiatives.