Chris Griswold

American Compass

Policy Director

Chris Griswold is the policy director at American Compass, a think tank dedicated to restoring an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity. Griswold’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Affairs, the Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, American Affairs, Comment, and The Hill, among other publications. He was previously a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate. Before working on Capitol Hill, Griswold helped launch and run a nationwide youth development nonprofit in South Africa.  In summer 2023 Griswold was a CFR-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, where he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Japanese’s government’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.