Chris assumed the role of Executive Director in the fall of 2008 after previously serving on the Scouts’ board of directors. He is a board member of Drum Corps International since 2012 and currently serves as the Vice Chairman. At the conclusion of the 2012 season, he was selected as the DCI “Director of the Year”.
Before taking the role of Executive Director, Chris was a serial entrepreneur with a primary focus on technology startups. He was responsible for developing product and branding strategies and has over 20 years of experience working with various organizations, from startups to public companies. Chris has taught many MBA classes and has been a guest instructor and mentor at Miami University’s school of business.
Chris is an alumnus of the Scouts having marched mellophone in 1984, 1985 and in the 2006 Alumni Reunion Project.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Miami University.