Chris Hall

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
Title: Director of Regional Initiatives
Phone: (207) 215-3130
Chris Hall head shot


Chris leads the agency’s economic and community development planning, overseeing GPCOG’s partnerships with public, private, social service and educational groups and implementing GPCOG’s new strategic regional priorities. Chris brings to GPCOG more than two decades of experience in public policy and economic development planning.

Board Member

Hall currently serves on several boards, including:

  • Educate Maine
  • USM Foundation
  • Visit Portland

Thrive 2027

He is deeply engaged in Thrive 2027, a regional collective impact project supported by the United Way of Greater Portland.

Professional Experience

He was formerly CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as Senior Vice President of Governmental Relations. Before joining the Portland Chamber, Hall worked at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.


Chris earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law and Bachelor's of Arts degree from Bowdoin College.


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