Christopher Kennedy is a community engager with more than 23 years of progressively responsible experience and successful results in executive positions. Christopher focuses on building the interpersonal and communication skills that forge successful working relationships with clients, consumers, boards, public-private partnerships and community leaders. He is the CEO of Leadership Austin and is a small business owner. Before starting his businesses and working at Leadership Austin, he had a 22 year career at the Lower Colorado River Authority responsible for managing all administrative functions that supported the public utility needs in the 58 county Central Texas service area. He currently serves on the Boards of Communities in Schools, St. Austin’s Church; the advisory councils for The Junior League of Austin and The Austin Young Chamber, Central Health Equity Policy Council and is an avid, some call rabid, Texas Longhorn fan.