Kris Deutschman

Kris Deutschman - President/Owner

Kris Deutschman is a public affairs and communications strategist with extensive experience leading statewide public education and media campaigns; developing strategic communications programs and issue advocacy campaigns; and providing counsel to business leaders on corporate positioning within the political arena.


Prior to opening Deutschman Communications Group, Inc. in 2004, Kris was a partner in one of California’s leading public affairs firms, Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher.  Her past and present client list includes public agencies, global corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations and political candidates and initiatives.

Kris builds campaigns on a foundation of knowledge and experience.  Her track record includes providing strategic statewide and regional communications counsel to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for more than 10 years, during which time she was a key leader in the effort to pass California’s Proposition 1A, the successful November 2008 bond measure providing $9.95 billion to build the nation’s first high-speed train system. She also has more than 10 years experience in California’s healthcare arena, helping to advance legislative and regulatory policies for California’s hospitals, physician groups, biotech companies and non-profit entities.

Whether developing a media and public educational effort to support legislative objectives, a public relations program for non-profit organizations, a community relations program for corporate projects, or directing the communications and media programs for statewide initiative campaigns, Kris has a keen and sophisticated sense for crafting communications and advocacy programs that enhance a client’s reputation and support its strategic goals.

Her collaborative style proves highly effective, and she has established a solid statewide network that includes elected officials and their staff, corporate and community leaders, public agency officials and the media.