Chris graduated with a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and earned his master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri. In 1990 Chris joined the staff of John Rolf and Associates, CPAs, where his responsibilities included the auditing of financial institutions. Chris joined the Capital Markets Group at Country Club Bank in 1991. He worked in both the Operations and Trading units before joining portfolio sales and service. Chris also manages the bond portfolio for Country Club Bank and its affiliates.

Chris has worked with state banking associations and regulatory agencies to educate their membership in various aspects of bond portfolio management, including: Leverage Strategies, Mortgage Backed Securities, Collateralized Mortgage Obligations, FASB 115, Mark-to-Market Accounting and many other investment related issues. Chris has also published investment-related articles in Bank News, Florida Banker, Northwestern Financial Review and has delivered educational presentations for the American Bankers Association, FHLB DesMoines, FHLB Boston, FHLB Chicago, Sheshunoff /AS Pratt, Financial Managers Society and other financial services and training firms.