Principal | Executive Producer | CONTRACT CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
As an innovation and brand leader, Chris Elley identifies and executes opportunities to grow the value of companies through increased collaboration, cutting-edge technology and an emphasis on overall customer experience. Chris’ background as both a creative and a systems design thinker allows him to collaborate with people across diverse disciplines to strengthen product performance, company processes and grow customer goodwill. Chris also monitors emerging technologies and how they might be adapted to improve or expand existing products.
In Chris’ multidisciplinary career, he has been intensely involved with diverse functions from television executive producer to inventor to defense. He co-created two primetime television documentary series for NBC’s Esquire and USA networks. He has multiple Emmys and nominations for his work at both the national and regional levels. Chris has translated cutting-edge technological concepts into understandable stories for general audiences. He’s directed projects that played a key role in a $3 billion fundraising initiative and served as a Subject Matter Expert and instructor for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Chris holds an M.A. in Mass Communication (Summa Cum Laude) from Texas State University and a B.A. in Communication Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Texas Lutheran University.