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Chris Brathwaite joined Tenneco in October 2018 as vice president, global communications and was promoted to his current role in March 2020.  He is responsible for leading the company’s communications strategy, employee communications and external communications activities worldwide. When DRiV separates from Tenneco, Brathwaite is expected to serve in the same position with DRiV™, pending completion of all required steps and related board approvals.

Before joining Tenneco, Brathwaite spent 15 years with Sears Holdings, most recently as vice president, corporate communications.  Before his time at Sears, he spent three years at United Airlines as a chief spokesman. Brathwaite also worked in a variety of public relations and government affairs roles at State Farm. He began his career as a reporter and anchor with WJBC radio in Bloomington, Ill.

Brathwaite holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.