Chris has over 32 years of experience as a leader in higher and secondary education. His primary areas of focus are engagement, philanthropy, external relations, board development, and planning. He believes that sustainable philanthropy, inspired by meaningful engagement, can transform our world. For the past 18 years he has served as chief advancement officer at three prominent institutions. His vision has inspired teams to create strategies designed to deliver results and measurable growth. He is highly skilled in process design, development, and successful execution of multi-year year strategic and campaign plans. Chris is also an experienced coach to staff, leadership, and board members. He is optimistic, has a healthy sense of humor, and a passion for leadership and organizational development.