Chief Executive Officer, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC)
Chris is responsible for the successful development, implementation, measuring and sharing of Greater Peoria's regional economic development strategy through positive partnerships with local, regional, state, and federal public and private partners. Chris has worked in the economic development field since 2005. He worked for the City of Peoria for twelve years, the last five of which were serving as the Assistant City Manager and Director of Economic Development. He joined GPEDC in early 2018. Prior to his work in economic development, Chris spent 10 years in social services as a program manager and executive leader.
Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and his Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Chris and his wife, Eileen, have two daughters and live on the West Bluff of Peoria.