Chris Tallackson

Donor Relations Manager

Program/Department: Development

Area of Focus:

As Individual Giving Manager, Chris guides efforts to build sustained support from individual donors for Western Resource Advocate’s mission. Chris’ work includes overseeing the Annual Fund, special events, and coordinating and providing support to WRA leadership and the Board of Directors in their fundraising activities.


Chris joined Western Resource Advocates in 2016. He brings fourteen years of fundraising experience in higher education and scientific societies. In addition to fundraising, Chris’ experience includes clean energy program management in the State of Utah and technical sales of industrial power supply and battery storage systems.


Masters degree in Public Administration, University of Utah; Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Whitman College

Favorite Thing About the West:

Standing in clear streams fly fishing for wary trout.

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