In 2001, Chris retired from the private sector after serving more than 30 years in executive positions for corporate franchising, venture capital acquisitions, and as an analyst for Walmart International. Since 2001, Chris has served Washington State under three different governors, in several executive cabinet positions. He has been the Director for Washington’s Lottery, Director for the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, Director for Retail Services at the Liquor Control Board, and since June 1, 2013, Director for the Department of Enterprise Services. In state government, he is known for his Lean management skills and practices. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from the University of Hawaii, his native state. As the son of a military father, Chris has lived in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Spain, Canada and Italy as well as other parts of the United States. He holds a private pilot’s certificate and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.