Prior to joining Retail Strategies, Christopher was the Executive Director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authoritywhere he led the county’s economic and community development efforts. Prior to that, Christopher was the Vice President of C3 of Northwest Alabama EDA, a three-county economic development alliance. While at C3, Christopher was the director of business retention and existing industry support as well as workforce development. Both Marengo County and the C3 Region experienced significant economic growth during Christopher’s tenure.
Other experience includes working for the economic development authority in Macon County, Alabama, serving as a graduate assistant with the Auburn University Athletic Department, and service in the United States Army as an enlisted soldier and later a commissioned officer.
Christopher is currently the SEDC Alabama Director, and has served on committees with SEDC, EDAA, as well as boards for the Alabama Regional Workforce Development Councils, and the Northwest Alabama Habitat for Humanity.
Christopher is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Public Administration with a minor in Military Science and also a Master’s in Public Administration with a minor in Economic Development.
He is a recipient of multiple military decorations, a graduate of the Intensive Economic Development Course (Auburn University), and the Honors Economic Development Course (University of Alabama, inaugural class). Christopher is current in pursuit of his CEcD certification as a professional economic developer as well his professional real estate license.
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