Chris Swenson is the film and special events program manager for the city of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music, and has served as Seattle’s citywide event manager and chair of the Special Events Committee since 2012. Prior to his work with the city, Chris was a successful small business owner during his 13-year film career from 1994 to 2007, as well as an independent Seattle record label owner and artist manager from 1989 to 1994. During his film production career, Chris led visual conception and design on feature, corporate, and commercial productions across the country. His film credits and work include being a production designer and art director on four locally-made feature films and multiple Seattle Mariners commercials. He has participated on multiple advisory boards including the University of Washington’s film program and Artist Trust’s EDGE program. Chris is a Seattle area native and makes his home in West Seattle with his wife and two children.