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Chris Harte

Chris Harte is chairman of the board of Harte-Hanks Inc., a direct marketing company, and has served on its board since 1993. He spent much of his career in the newspaper business, most recently as publisher of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and previously as publisher of the Portland Press Herald, Akron Beacon Journal, and Centre Daily Times. He began his newspaper career as managing editor of The Stanford Daily and was a reporter for the Associated Press bureau at the Texas Capitol, and a manager at the Miami Herald, Knight-Ridder, and the Austin American-Statesman. He has served as a Director of Crown Resources Corp., Geokinetics Inc., and numerous private companies. Chris has been restoring prairie at his ranch near Spicewood for 25 years. He is a director of Outward Bound USA and a member of the University of Texas at Austin Development Board and its past chairman, was a member of the Centennial Commission and the Commission of 125, and is a member of the College of Natural Sciences advisory council. He joined the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company after receiving an MBA from The University of Texas and a BA from Stanford. Chris has served on the Austin Community Foundation Board of Governors since 2011.