Christian B. Anderson is a writer, communications executive and development consultant with nearly 25 years of experience in fundraising, case advocacy, branding, message development, government affairs, event planning and media placement.
He began his career as a journalist covering city government with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and has served as a senior communications executive at the University of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, National-Louis University, and, currently, at DePaul University. He has worked with many of Chicago cultural and educational institutions, including the University of Chicago Law School, Chicago Public Radio, Chapin Hall Center for Children, Northwestern University Law School, the YMCA, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 2001, in his role as Vice President for Public Relations at National-Louis and working with Voices for Illinois Children, he was the point person for media relations in the release of “Who’s Caring for the Kids?”--the first comprehensive survey of early childhood programs throughout Illinois. His freelance writing and reporting has appeared in the Chicago Reader, the LA Weekly, the Utne Reader and Texas Monthly. Through the years he has volunteered in community activities ranging from youth sports to adult literacy, food banks, and homeless shelters.
Christian holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and is completing a Master’s Degree in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University in Chicago. He lives in Crete with his wife, Teresa Anderson, who for more than 20 years has taught ballet to thousands of kids through the Crete Park District. They have six children and 15 grandchildren.