Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace
President & CEO
North Texas Commission

Chris Wallace was named President/CEO of the North Texas Commission in June of 2018.

Under Wallace’s leadership, the NTC convenes the region’s most prominent public and private sector leaders to tackle the greatest challenges for our 13-county area including leading the region’s unified legislative advocacy voice at the state and federal levels. The NTC strives to ensure that state and federal policies promote strong local governments, support excellence in public schools, increase the skilled workforce pipeline, and safeguard a thriving business environment.

Prior to joining the NTC, Wallace was President/COO of the Texas Association of Business, the state chamber of commerce based in Austin. In this role, he managed TAB’s statewide team responsible for legislative advocacy and strategy, operations, membership/marketing, as well as board and chamber relations.

As a registered lobbyist, Chris has led advocacy initiatives in the areas of economic development and trade having founded the highly recognized and successful Keep Texas Open for Business Coalition, defeating discriminatory and unnecessary legislation in the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Wallace also led statewide campaigns reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, the Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition (advocating for the passage of the USMCA), as well as the need for telemedicine in Texas.

Wallace served 10 years as President/CEO of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, the first national Five-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas. He is a 1992 graduate of Texas Tech University-College of Media and Communication where he was named an outstanding alumnus.

He was recently featured among the Dallas 500 most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine.

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