Chris is currently serving as Team Lead for Grants and Sponsored Programs for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Prior to his position with St. Jude, Chris served as City Administrator/CAO of Southaven, Mississippi for twenty-three years.
Chris is a graduate of Delta State University and received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. He also successfully completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government program for senior executives in state and local government.
Chris is active with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the International Public Management Association(IPMA), and is credentialed by both organizations.
Chris also serves on the academic advisory board to Purdue University Global.