Bringing a background in broadcasting and college athletics administration, Chris is the senior counselor for the sports division of Spoken Word Communications. Immediately prior to joining the company, he served eight years with the NCAA Division I Southland Conference, including the last two as associate commissioner. He headed the league’s television and streaming efforts, as well as social media planning and execution, while assisting with marketing and other external efforts.

Before joining the Southland, Chris spent a decade as an on-air personality for local television and radio affiliates. This stint included time as sports director at NBC and FOX TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, covering the LSU Tigers and Southern Jaguars. On the radio side, he reported on Dallas pro teams and events for ESPN Radio 103.3 FM. Other stops included Columbia, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa; and Monroe, Louisiana.

When not training athletes, coaches, and administrators with Spoken Word, Chris continues his work as a freelance sideline reporter and play- by-play broadcaster. He attended the University of Missouri, completed his bachelor’s degree at Southeastern Louisiana University, and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.