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Navy Federal Credit Union
Industry/Government Deputy Chair
Chris was born and raised in Albany, GA, and currently works as the PKI team lead for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU). His journey to NFCU began with a desire to become a scientist; resulting in a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Savannah State University. A 1997 move to Washington, D.C. led to a job in the medical industry and a change into computing. This career change ultimately led to 14 years of employment within the United States Intelligence Community and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2015, he sought to expand and apply his cybersecurity knowledge in the transportation industry. He was the Incident Response Team lead for the 2nd largest mass transit system in the U.S., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. A desire for a more impactful role in cybertheft led him to his current position in the finance industry. Throughout his journey, he has been a constant student and mentor.