Chris is the Special Projects Consultant for PlaneWave instruments in Adrian Michigan. The global leader in high-tech research telescopes, PlaneWave is also a committed community partner working for a strong equitable local economy and a vibrant place to live. Formerly the City of Adrian’s lead economic developer, Chris speaks across the nation on economic development strategies, centering on the principles and practices of Community Capital. He has personally worked on and invested in community capital raises for private businesses, and contributed to the creation of Michigan’s nation-leading Public Spaces Community Places program, where communities raise local funds to create wonderful public spaces and receive matching funds from the state. A founding board member of NC3, Chris led the establishment of Michigan’s investment crowdfunding law, working with advocates in the legislature and across the state.