Chris is a native Austinite and a fifth generation Texan that is married to his wife of ten years (Kellie), has a 3 year old daughter (Molly) and a 12 year old rescue pup (Kirby).
Chris grew up in North Austin with his parents and younger sister. After completing high school at Westwood High School, Chris continued his education at Baylor University in Waco, TX where he met his wife Kellie. Chris double majored in Finance and Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business. At Baylor he founded the school’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and held roles in recruitment and on the Executive Council as Secretary. He still serves as the President of the Baylor Pi Kapp Alumni Association.
Chris started his career in banking as a Credit Analyst with Sterling Bank in Houston, TX, then transitioned to a Commercial Lender/Bank Officer role. Comerica Bank purchased Sterling Bank and Chris stayed with the organization for another 3 years as Commercial Banker working with business banking and Middle Market clients.
In 2013, Kellie and Chris decided to move back to Austin. Chris joined Southside Bank to build out its commercial lending team in Austin. Focusing both on C&I and CRE relationships. That same year Chris joined the Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL). Since joining YMBL, Chris served as the Chair or Recruiting, the VP of Membership, the Treasurer, and the President of the Organization. During this time, Chris also served on the Executive Council and as President of the YMBL founded non-profit, the Austin Sunshine Camps.
Chris is also a graduate of the Banking School of Louisiana State University from 2011-2013. After graduating, he was asked to join the Board of Directors for the Graduate School of Banking at LSU by the Texas Banking Association.
Chris enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering and giving back to the Austin community with YMBL and ASC, watching sports (particularly Baylor sports), investing in real estate, exploring Austin, reading (particularly books on history, business, science fiction), and working out.