Chris Hitch serves as Program Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He has over 27 years experience in the local, state, corporate, non-profit, and governmental sectors. Chris focuses on helping senior leaders accelerate their organizational performance by helping them align their strategy, human capital, and processes with organizational goals. Much of his work has focused on leadership development, transitions, and accelerating the success of newly promoted senior leaders. At Kenan-Flagler, Chris has worked with over 1200 senior leaders in the federal government, health care, high tech, professional service firms, and manufacturing.
Prior to joining UNC, Chris served in a number of senior level roles, including school principal, director of human resources, product director, and the director of a state agency. He earned the Certified Management Consultant designation from the Institute of Management Consultants and the Certificate of Excellence in Strategic Leadership and General Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
He has been a frequent author and presenter at state and national conferences on leadership and management topics. His work has been published in The School Administrator, Institute of Management Consultants, and Life Science Leader. Chris is the author of two books: Conversations with NC Principals (2008), where all proceeds go to a North Carolina orphanage, and Executive Skills for Busy School Leaders, (2010).
Chris received his B.A. and M.A. from Austin College and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
An avid outdoorsman, Chris has been a basketball referee and now spends as much of his free time as possible with his family or fly-fishing. He and his wife, April, have been married for almost 30 years and have two adult children.