Director of Communications, Visit Detroit

Christopher Moyer

Chris Moyer is the senior director of communications and public affairs at Visit Detroit, where he leads media relations, communications strategy, government relations and community relations. Visit Detroit proudly welcomes millions of travelers to the region every year.

Chris joined Visit Detroit in 2022 after spending more than a decade working at the nexus of clean energy, public policy, smart cities, and mobility. Most recently, Chris worked as the director of communications for the Detroit Regional Chamber, where he led critical economic vitality programs for Southeast Michigan. Before that, he was the Industry Principal for Zpryme Research, a market research, media, and events company based in Austin, Texas. In this role, Chris helped launch the “Cities of Future” research practice and event. He led work on how digital transformation will be the catalyst for renewable energy adoption and a clean energy transition.

As a writer and analyst, he brings industry experience from the U.K., EU, and North America. Early in his career, Chris worked in public affairs and campaign politics for several candidates in Virginia, the U.K, and Colorado as a speechwriter and policy advisor.

In 2023, Chris was elected to City Council in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He also serves on several boards, including Global Ties Detroit, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) in Detroit, the U.S. Travel Association Communications Committee, and as Secretary of the Downtown Development Authority for Grosse Pointe.

Chris is passionate about his family and dogs, travel, Detroit sports, soccer, and public service.


Twitter: @Chris_InDetroit

Instagram: chris_in_Detroit

On The Agenda
General Session

The Pick Is In: Lessons from Hosting the 2024 NFL Draft

Wednesday, June 12th (Day 2)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Founders AB (3rd Floor)
Join representatives from Visit Detroit and the Detroit Sports Commission as they explore the success, impact, and key lessons from the record-breaking 2024 NFL Draft. Discover how community engagement, strategic partnerships, and innovative marketing strategies made this event a standout. Gain actionable insights that destination organizations can apply to hosting events of any size in their communities.