Chris Fish

Vice President
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Chris Fish serves as Vice President at McAllister & Quinn. Chris brings over 20 years of government and consulting experience combined with a detailed understanding of the high-technology and defense industries. Chris understands the complex applications of high-technology industries and offers clients assistance in developing strategies to explain these technologies in a context that elected officials and program managers will understand and care about. Chris has experience working within all technology sectors, from materials and tooling to component manufacturing and end product manufacturing. Chris has experience working with both individual organizations and consortiums to secure government incentives to support technology development and the manufacturing of high-technology products. He has assisted clients in securing tens of millions of dollars in government funding resources.

Chris has held numerous positions within congressional offices from Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff. He has experience in the political arena of Washington, DC, and has an understanding of the impact of this political arena on public policy. He has served as Campaign Manager for numerous Congressional and statewide elections. He started his professional career as an aide to former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato. Chris grew up in Putnam County, New York, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.

  • Technology development R&D to manufacturing assistance
  • Insertion of technology into government programs
  • Authorization of federal programs
  • Appropriation of funding for federal programs
  • Matching prime contractors and subcontractors
  • Government incentives related to site selection for manufacturing facilities
  • Federal loan programs
  • Federal regulation/deregulation
  • Buy America provisions/waivers
  • Climate policy
  • Technology related tax incentives
  • Export control
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions
Publications & Events
  • Speaker, “Public Private Partnerships,” Semicon West Trade Show, July 2011
  • Speaker, “Federal Deployment PV Assistance,” Intersolar North America, July 2010
  • Speaker, “Effective Government Affairs Lobbying,” IPC (printed board and electronics assembly industries), Membership Conference, June 2010
  • Speaker, “Securing Government Incentives for Solar Manufacturers,” Intersolar North America, August 2009:


  • Executive Assistant, Senator Alfonse D’Amato
  • District Director, Congresswoman Sue Kelly
  • Director of Operations, John Faso, Minority leader New York State Assembly
  • Chief of Staff, Congressman John Sweeney


  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Securing government funding support for technology based vertical supply chains


  • B.A., Political Science, State University New York College at Oneonta