Chris Syme, Principal, CKSyme Media Group

Chris Syme

Chris Syme has over 25 years experience in the communications field and is the principal at CKSyme Media Group, a consulting firm in Bozeman, Montana. Her agency specializes in crisis communication and reputation protection strategies, strategic social media planning, and social media training programs.

Chris is a former Communications Associate at Montana State University Athletics and Eastern Washington University Athletics. She is a featured contributor to Social Media Today,, and writes a popular blog on her website ( Chris has published three research studies on the use of social media in crisis and social media training. She is the former chairperson of the College Sports Information Directors of America New Media and Tech Committee.

She is a frequent conference presenter on the national stage and author of two books: Listen, Engage, Respond (using social media as a crisis prevention and management tool) and Practice Safe Social (a model for social media responsible use training). She is a graduate of Montana State University, and received a master’s degree from Eastern Washington University in athletic administration where she did her graduate research in crisis management. She and her husband Terry farm in Montana and have two grown daughters.