We collaborate across industries, disciplines, and geographies to help clients conquer their policy and communications challenges, find outstanding leaders, and improve organizational performance.
Christopher G. Sheeron
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Sheeron serves as president and CEO of Grayson & Co., a strategic advisory firm operating at the nexus of public affairs and people. The company offers a unique suite of communications and leadership consulting services to an array of corporations, governments, and individuals. He founded the company to help clients address political uncertainty, corporate complexity, and technological innovation.
Most recently, Christopher worked for a global executive search and leadership consulting firm. In various capacities, he was an energy recruiter for major oil and natural gas concerns, a member of the firm’s management team, where he served as head of marketing and communications, and a consultant in the firm's Board Recruiting Practice. Prior to joining the Board Recruiting Practice, he worked as an associate and senior associate in the office of the firm’s founder and chairman, Russell Reynolds.
Earlier, he worked for one of the largest independent public affairs firms in the U.S., where he managed relationship development and strategic, crisis, and litigation communication efforts. Specializing in energy, chemical, and environmental issues, he provided strategic counsel to a U.S. multi-national oil and natural gas company and commodity producers in Central and Southeast Asia, including an Indonesian-based conglomerate. During his tenure, he also engaged in a variety of policy efforts regarding pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and health insurance. Before that, Christopher worked at The White House Council on Environmental Quality and a global public relations firm, representing the U.S.' largest natural gas and oil trade association.
Christopher earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University. He is a young fellow of The Morgan Library & Museum in New York, a Bison Circle member of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Wyoming, and a President’s Council member of Chaminade High School. He enjoys rowing, golf, and squash, playing backgammon, and traveling in Latin America. A New York native, he currently resides in Washington, DC.
Bob Berkowitz is a senior advisor to Grayson & Co. He invested his passion for effective, powerful, and persuasive communications to build a storied career in media. Bob was a White House correspondent for CNN, a reporter for ABC News and the “Today” show, and a talk show host for CNBC.
Today, Bob is a globally recognized communications trainer. His work involves helping clients—be they business executives, authors, or government leaders—to create compelling, memorable messages about who they are, what they stand for and why others should care. He then coaches them to communicate those messages clearly and persuasively.
Through his decades of experience, Bob has successfully prepared his clients for television appearances, keynote speeches, investor days, on-stage interviews, sales presentations, entrepreneurial pitches, and campaign communications. He encourages clients to take charge of media interviews rather than respond passively to questions.
His presentation training principles help create more dynamic, attention grabbing and memorable communicators – regardless of their prior speaking experience. He has also sharpened the interviewing skills of executives who were tasked to find out what customers really think about the company, and its products and services. Political candidates both overseas and in the U.S. have gained tremendous knowledge on how to ace media interviews, make outstanding speeches, and successfully do “The Ask.” Doctors in several hospitals learned from Bob how to better communicate with patients, nurses, and fellow physicians. He has worked with countless entrepreneurs to help them make their case to investors, customers, and prospective employees.
Bob is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting and a journalism citation from The Freedom Foundation. Bob and his wife, Susan Yager, and their dog Watson and cat DJ live and work in Manhattan and the East End of Long Island.
Dr. Nam D. Pham
Nam Pham is a senior advisor to Grayson & Co. He is an experienced economist that develops results driven analysis to tackle his clients’ most challenging policy and legal issues. Prior to founding ndp | analytics in 2000, Dr. Pham spent nearly 15 years in various economic research positions, including as a vice president at Scudder Kemper Investments, where he was responsible for research, asset allocation, and currency hedging for global and international bond funds, chief economist of the Asia Region at Standard & Poor’s DRI, an economist at the World Bank, and an economic consultant to both the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission. His work on innovation and international trade has been included in the Economic Report of the President.
Dr. Pham is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. He holds a PhD in economics from The George Washington University, a MA in economics from Georgetown University, and a BA from the University of Maryland. He is a former member of the board of advisors to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert F. Smith School of Business.
Jonathan J. Harsch
Jon Harsch is an advisor to Grayson & Co. He is co-founder and CEO of 202Works, the largest technology platform for public affairs, regulatory, and public relations expertise. 202Works has 53,000 professional profiles and 13 million company pages, tracking news, advocacy, funding, and representation data.
Jon has more than 13 years’ experience in government affairs, with a specialization in financial services policy. At the federal level, he has represented over 50 companies and non-profits, including the Association for Financial Professionals, the Consumer Credit Industry Association, Fitch Ratings, and CUNA Mutual. Jon has also worked on health care, consumer protection, and homeland security issues, representing clients such as Amerigroup, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Operation Hope, and the Early Care and Education Consortium.
Earlier, Jon served as a director, vice president, and partner at Washington, DC firms and has worked on local, state, and federal campaigns in New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin, including Tammy Baldwin for Senate (2012), Obama for President (2008), and Tim Kaine for Governor (2005).
Jon earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University. He splits his time between his primary residence in Washington, DC and San Francisco.