Chris has a broad range of experience in timberland finance, law and operations in the forest products industry. He previously held a variety of senior leadership positions at Temple-Inland, including: Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations; Vice President of Strategic Resource Planning; and Senior Corporate Attorney. During his tenure at Temple-Inland, Chris led the tax deferred sale of 1.55 million acres of the company’s high-quality timberland assets for $2.4 billion. He also managed Temple-Inland’s Treasury and Investor Relations departments through the financial crisis and the $4.3 billion sale of the company to International Paper in February 2012. In addition, he served on the company’s Pension Investment Committee, which managed its $1.3 billion-defined benefit plan. Just prior to joining TIR, Chris headed the Mathis Property Group, where he consulted with a family-office to evaluate investment opportunities in timberland and other real estate asset classes. Chris is a native of Texas and holds BBA, MBA and JD degrees from Texas Tech University. He also completed the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.