We’ve all heard or said, “how am I supposed to follow that?” hundreds of times. Well…Chris Justice accepted the ultimate “how am I supposed to follow that?” and is now the A/V chair for the 2024 summit to be held in Pittsburgh. Thankfully, Marshall Butler, who is our resident Rotary pants wearing technological wizard is still on staff as the 2024 programs chair and should be within earshot if any disasters occur. The staff kindly asks everyone to maintain a safe distance from the tech table during the 2024 summit.
Chris Justice is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Chair for Zone 33 and serves as District 7690’s Innovative Club Chair. Chris is a Past District Governor of District 7690 having served for year 21-22. He is most proud that District 7690 gained membership during 21-22 and followed up with additional growth in 22-23. Chris began his leadership journey as President of the Gate City Rotary Club in 16-17 and is now a member of the Downtown Rotary Club in Greensboro NC.
In addition to his work with Rotary, Chris helped found a school for children with autism and still serves as a board member of Lionheart Academy of the Triad in Greensboro. Lionheart is in its ninth academic year and currently serves 72 high functioning children with autism in grades 5-12. Chris is currently working on plans to expand Lionheart’s physical structure so that it may serve more children with autism.
Chris is the proud father of two amazing young adults. His son Curran has autism and was among the first graduating class of Lionheart Academy. Curran is doing very well and is currently working on his dream to live independently. Chris’s daughter Caley is a senior in college pursuing a degree in psychology to be followed by her pursuit of a master’s degree in psychology with a focus on applied behavior analysis.
Artistically, Chris says that he couldn’t draw a convincing stick figure but has found creative outlets through technology. He stays up to date on most things tech and specifically enjoys video production and the effective use of graphics. Chris is particularly interested in growing Rotary through modern approaches to recruiting and engagement and is working to elevate the use of effective public image initiatives to support those efforts. He also firmly believes that Rotary meetings and events should be “Must See TV” and loves helping produce quality events.
Chris is an accomplished athlete having enjoyed successes in triathlon and running. He currently enjoys ultra-length challenges. Chris is an Ironman, has run numerous marathons to include New York and Boston, and has done a same day rim-to-rim-to-rim double crossing of the Grand Canyon. Chris also loves the water and gets to the coast to fish or surf whenever he can. He also enjoys rehabbing older arcade and pinball machines, and still gets many high scores at the arcade.