Christopher Mackin

Christopher Mackin is the founder and President of Ownership Associates. He has worked professionally in the field of employee ownership for thirty years. Chris is a frequent speaker in both the United States and Europe to groups interested in issues of corporate governance and organizational change and is also a regular contributor to newspapers and periodicals on the topic of employee ownership. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1974, Chris served as a Sidney Harman Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1978 to 1980 researching leading models of American industrial relations. He later completed a Doctorate in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His Doctoral thesis was entitled The Social Psychology of Ownership. In addition to his work in the field of employee ownership, Chris is active in the field of ethical commerce and with efforts to promote alternatives to sweatshop working conditions (see He also serves as a member of the core faculty of the Harvard Trade Union Program, a mid-career training program for union officials.