Chris Frederick

10 years ago Chris set out to remake New York City’s annual LGBT Pride Event into a world-class experience that could inspire generations and amplify the voices of the less fortunate. Under Chris’ leadership, NYC Pride has increased its sponsorship income by an incredible 1200% to $8 million today by understanding the need of brands and the unique power of sponsorship. Chris has advised and worked with a multitude of brands including T-Mobile, Delta, TD Bank, New York Life, Walmart, Facebook, Target, Hilton, Microsoft, Betty Crocker, Coca-Cola, Disney, and many more on how to create organic event experiences targeting the LGBTQ consumer. Chris now brings his experience to Out Leadership, the preeminent global business network driving LGBTQ advocacy and leadership development within the workplace. Out Leadership’s events span the globe and have been held in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sydney, London, Paris, and other destinations. Its global sponsors include HSBC, KPMG, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and more.