J. Christopher Williams, Nashua
Chris Williams serves as the President & CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and has been in this position since 2006. Chris oversees the strategic vision and tactical operations for the Chamber’s 600 business members, and serves as their spokesman on both the local and state levels.
A native Texan, Chris has lived in New Hampshire for over ten years and has been heavily involved in both the political and business communities. Chris joined the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as its Vice President of Economic Development & Advocacy in 2004, where he served three years before joining the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
Chris was asked in 2008 by Governor John Lynch to serve as the co-chairman of the Governor’s statewide Task Force for Young Workforce Retention & Recruitment, and provide the state with a strategic plan aimed at better retaining and recruiting young professionals within New Hampshire.
Chris sits on a number of community and state boards of directors, and was named one of New Hampshire’s “40 Under Forty” by The New Hampshire Union Leader in 2005. Chris also was named one of the “Top 25 Leaders for New Hampshire’s Future” by Business New Hampshire Magazine in 2009.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Texas A&M University, and his Master’s Degree in International Relations at Boston University.
August 2, 2012