President + Chief Growth Officer

Chris Witherspoon


As President and Chief Growth Officer at DNA, Chris provides strategic leadership and direction for DNA’s business development, service expansion, and other activities associated with the growth and vitality of the company and its clients.

Chris joined DNA in 2008 from Publicis West, where he served as Executive Vice President, leading client-management and business-development teams – as well as developing relationships with key accounts such as T-Mobile USA, Hewlett-Packard, Real Networks, Citi and Washington State Lottery. Prior to Publicis, Chris held senior positions in San Francisco at top advertising agencies Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and TBWA\Chiat\Day; in Minneapolis at Fallon McElligott; and in Seattle at DDB.

Chris has guided brand strategy and award-winning integrated marketing campaigns in a variety of business categories both nationally and globally for other iconic brands such as E-Trade Financial, General Electric, Levi’s, Miller Brewing Company, Fox Sports, Callaway Golf, and Starbucks.

Outside of his work at DNA, Chris is active in the Seattle community serving on the Board of Directors for Pacific Science Center, Seattle Sports Commission, Western Washington University Alumni Association, and Issaquah Girl Basketball Association.