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Board Member
Director and Vice President of Pinnacle Bancorp

Chris is a director and vice president of Pinnacle Bancorp, Omaha, NE; director of Pinnacle Bank Wyoming and co-chair of Bank of Colorado. Chris serves as chairman of Performance Plus Liquids LLC, past chairman of Sterling Ethanol Yuma Ethanol and Bridgeport Ethanol. Chris has been inducted in to the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame, and, with his wife, Joy, was a Grand Marshal of the 2020 National Jewish Health Beaux Arts Ball.

Through research and development, fundraising and hope, Chris and Joy have supported the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for 39 years. Through personal experience with TS, they have contributed to incredible medical advances in this field, which have changed the lives of many.

Together, they were the lead sponsors for the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century and Dior: From Paris to the World. In addition, their corporation brings Outreach Colorado Ballet yearly to Sterling, Colorado and other rural communities in a rewarding performance for young students and special needs adults. Joy and Chris were honored by the Fine Arts Foundation with the Citizen of the Arts award in 2016.

Joy and Chris have created a legacy in education - through their role in the founding of the Northeastern Junior College Hope Scholarship and by supporting women through the Women in Transition Scholarship at the college. Chris has served as president of the board of directors for Northeastern Junior College Foundation since 2009. 

Joy and Chris have four children, Alex, Christian, Jillian and Chloe.