Christopher E. “Chris” Piper is the Chief Operating Officer, The Elections Group. Chris was also appointed Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections in January 2018 by Governor Ralph S. Northam. While Commissioner, he was a Board member of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), Vice Chair of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC), Chair of the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Standards Board, and a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Election Task Force.