The Message Makeover Podcast: On Politics, Social Media and the NBA, with Chris Kelly

In the latest episode of The Message Makeover, we interview Chris Kelly on a range of fascinating issues, from owning an NBA team and reopening a professional sports league during a pandemic, to the rise of social media echo chambers and the loss of privacy, with a little bit of light politics thrown in.

Currently, Chris is a co-owner of the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. Previously, Chris served as Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy, among several other roles at the company. And in 2010, Chris ran as a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in the state of California, losing to the eventual winner, now Vice President Kamala Harris.

All of these experiences have made Chris a widely known and well-respected expert on corporate strategy, intellectual property and privacy and data protection. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, speaking on a range of business, government, tech and privacy topics.

Chris received his BA from Georgetown University, and then a JD from Harvard and an MA in Political Science from Yale.

We hope you enjoy this episode of The Message Makeover.

Please listen below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud or Spotify.

We believe that great communication skills change the world. We transform people and organizations of all sizes with simple, repeatable techniques, through an integrated platform of corporate training, coaching, and asynchronous learning.

Our entire business has been built on the referrals from satisfied clients. So, if you enjoyed your experience with The Latimer Group, or if you like what you read here, please share your experience with others. And if you would like to know more, please contact us at, or visit our website The Latimer Group.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Looking for more from The Latimer Group?

Looking for more from The Latimer Group?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dean Brenner

A book about change

The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.