C.J. Chris was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2013 and currently is in watch and wait. He lives in the mid-Atlantic with two great kids, a wonderful wife and two rescue cats. C.J. has more than three decades of professional and leadership experience planning, funding and implementing systemic infrastructure investment programs in the United States and Canada. He regularly speaks both locally and nationally in this topic area, writes in professional journals, and has contributed to writing several books. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.