During severe blood shortage champion whistler inspires by giving his 10th gallon of blood

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Texas Rangers welcome Chris Ullman

World Champion whistler Chris Ullman performs the National Anthem at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, home of the Texas Rangers.

If You See Something, Say Something

“What can we each do to heal our divided society?” Chris Ullman, TEDxMidAtlantic

In this time of accelerated history and unprecedented change, each of us possesses unique insights and talents – their true impact often not yet discovered. Whether through incredible leaps in science or in simple grace amid great trials, all of us together will overcome today’s challenges to forge a surprising future.


Meet Chris Ullman, D.C.’s universally admired whistler

The four-time international whistling champion is a partner in “The Carlyle Group,” an investment firm. He’s been in Washington for 30 years, working at the highest levels in both private and public sectors. Along the way he has earned a reputation as perhaps D.C.’s only universally admired whistle blower. He speaks with Steve Hartman “On the Road” on CBS News.

Happy Whistler at Nats Park

Chris Ullman, aka The Happy Whistler, “sings” the Star-Spangled Banner at Nationals Park.

Why Carlyle Group’s Ullman Whistles While He Works

Chris Ullman, Carlyle Group director of communications and author of “Find Your Whistle,” explains why he likes to whistle while he works. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly on “Bloomberg Markets.”


Chris Ullman helps others find their ‘Whistle’

Four-time international Whistling Champion and Blessed Sacrament parishioner Chris Ullman shares his fun and crazy whistling stories in his new book. He also talks about the 10 other whistles that have touched his life and encourages readers to find their own whistle.

Find Your Whistle @ US National Archives

Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents “Find Your Whistle,” a hilarious and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives. This is the story of how he found, developed, and shares his whistle with politicians, special needs children, Wall Street billionaires, and more than 400 people on their birthdays every year.

International whistling champion Chris Ullman whistles the Ave Maria

Author and Four-time International Whistling Champion, Christopher Ullman performs Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria at Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria, VA. Discover how he is helping others find their special gift or “whistle” in the July 27th issue of the Catholic Herald.

Selected Articles

‘My lips have never brought down a president,’ says Washington’s champion whistleblower

By Jeremy Olshan • Market Watch , September 27, 2019

Until last week, Chris Ullman was Washington’s most famous whistleblower. The four-time international whistling champion, who’s performed with symphony orchestras, for billionaires and before members of Congress, concedes that nothing in his extensive repertoire or résumé can compete with the current news cycle. “My lips have never brought down a president,” Ullman, 56, told MarketWatch.

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Christopher Ullman, Author of Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts & Change Lives

By Ernesto Gluecksmann • Though the Noise , September 5, 2019

Chris Ullman is the four-time national and international whistling champion, and the founder of Ullman Communications, a strategic advisory firm. Find Your Whistle is the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift of whistling to touch hearts and change lives.

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Chris Ullman Encourages TFAS Graduates to Lead with Love at TFAS Closing Ceremony

• The Fund for American Studies , August 16, 2019

Love. It’s not the typical message of a commencement speech, but TFAS Regent Chris Ullman demonstrated how love can serve as the foundation for all of life’s successes and solutions during the TFAS D.C. Summer Programs Closing Ceremony.

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The Tony Kornheiser Show

By Tony Kornheiser • The Tony Kornheiser Show , January 2019

Championship whistler Chris Ullman shares his story (watch out for crazy glue in chapstick).

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Finding Your Whistle with Chris Ullman

By Ray Keating • Ray Keating's Authors & Entrepreneurs Podcast , March 28, 2018

Join Ray Keating for this fascinating conversation with Chris Ullman, a four-time international whistling champion and a leading public relations expert in Washington, D.C. Chris has a new book out – “Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives” – which not only serves up engaging stories about how whistling has changed his […]

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Banter #306: Chris Ullman on “Find Your Whistle” & careers in Washington, DC

By Spencer Moore & Cecilia Gallogly • AEI , March 8, 2018

This week on Banter, whistling champion and Managing Director and Director of Global Communications at the Carlyle Group Chris Ullman joined the show to discuss his new book, “Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives” as well as his career trajectory in Washington, DC.

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From 1993 – 2000 Chris and Tanguay Desgagne were the reigning whistling grand champions, each winning four times.

Chris and his Mom Fran after winning his fourth and final grand championship in 2000.

Chris and Senator John Ashcroft, who share the same birthday, perform at a Christmas party in 2000.