Chris is a well-established emergency management and public safety practitioner with over 12 years of professional experience in both fields. County government volunteer emergency management work was his first step over 20 years ago, which opened the door to full-time emergency management experience in higher education. He fully developed the program at his institution as a Senior Director and did the same when he joined the Keller Independent School District in 2019 as Emergency Management Coordinator.
Before full-time emergency management, Chris was a Senior Systems Analyst in the information technology field for more than 10 years, building processes and integrating data systems. He concurrently obtained years of law enforcement experience, during which he worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy and Cybercrime Investigator. He also holds certifications from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, including Instructor, Cybercrime Investigator, and Master Peace Officer.
Chris has a master’s in emergency and disaster management from Georgetown University and is currently a doctoral candidate in leadership and learning in organizations at Vanderbilt University. Currently, he is a Solutions Engineer at Veoci, focusing on delivering solutions to K-12, higher education, and government customers.