Christopher Bourne

Christopher Bourne

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Colonel Christopher Bourne, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) served as an infantry officer, during a 28-year active duty career that included command at every level and numerous overseas deployments. He held staff positions up to the Joint Staff in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for coalition management, managed the national commitment of forces to UN peacekeeping missions, and military planning of a Presidential Initiative to improve third world participation in UN missions. 

Upon leaving active duty, Christopher helped launch a Washington, DC-based consulting practice, providing business development and federal marketing services. He served as National Director of Policy on the presidential campaign of Dr. Ben Carson, and Christopher joined HUD as Senior Policy Advisor in June 2017.

Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a master’s degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.