Chris joined Marts&Lundy in 2016, and currently the owner of Chris Vlahos Alumni Engagement Consulting, Inc., a global alumni consulting organization. He has worked in executive alumni relations management since 2001, and is a global traveler, speaker and industry evangelist. He works with clients through the lens of purposeful alumni engagement — a metrics-based approach to institutional advancement through insight, strategy, and experience.
Chris is the author of more than 20 articles, most notably his work on the linkage between alumni engagement and fundraising. He has assisted more than 75 colleges, universities, schools, health science institutions, Greek letter organizations and non-profit groups in North America, the U.K., Singapore and Australia in the areas of alumni engagement-based organizational architecture, strategic planning, brand development, volunteer board alignment, marketing research, membership strategies and executive coaching.
He served as Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations at Case Western Reserve University, as President and Executive Director of the University of Arizona Alumni Association, as Executive Director for the Thunderbird School of Global Management Alumni Association, and as Vice President of Membership & Marketing at the Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Chris began his alumni relations career as Vice President of Membership & Marketing at The Ohio State University Alumni Association following a 20-year career in the field of marketing communications. He is a founding member of the Council for Alumni Membership & Marketing Professionals (CAMMP) and has been a member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) and the Association of Private College and University Alumni Directors (PCUAD).
Chris has also maintained a long affiliation with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Chris has served CASE as a faculty member in the U.S., Asia and the U.K.; as a two-time chair of the Summer Institute on Alumni Relations; and as a member of the CASE Commission on Alumni Relations. He has been recognized as a CASE Laureate; as a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple award; and named as “One of 15 Alumni Relations Leaders You Should Follow on LinkedIn.”
Residence Tucson, Arizona
- Ohio State University, B.A., M.A.