Chris Ross was born in Bellevue, Washington and has resided in eastside communities his entire life except while attending college and time in Chicago helping establish and mature Boeing's World Headquarters. A large part of his inspiration comes from wife Shan who grew up in Shanghai, China who after starting her professional career there, came to America, became a United States citizen, and established herself as a finance professional. Her encouragement, “can do” attitude, and generosity reinforces Chris’ passion to become more involved in the City of Sammamish.
Chris is an active member of Sammamish Kiwanis serving as a director, member of Citizens for Sammamish, and participates in city and civic meetings. His previous community involvement included membership of Kirkland Downtown on the Lake (Kirkland’s main street organization), membership of the Kirkland Human Services Advisory Committee (appointed by the Kirkland City Council), President of the Juanita Soccer Club, soccer coach, and Director of Condo Associations including the role as Treasurer.
Chris is a Senior Financial Analyst with the Boeing Company responsible for planning and integrating their long-term real property capital requirements. His formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in business with concentrations in accounting and finance plus a minor in economics from Washington State University, a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University, and he is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program exposing him to some of the nation’s brightest minds with a key takeaway that “strategy is destiny”.
We vitally need a vision that considers long term affordability consistent with the goals and attributes the people of Sammamish value. Chris will leverage over years of professional financial experience, education, and community involvement to ensure Sammamish establishes and maintains a desired character, optimizes our resources, and focuses on remaining a great place in which to live, work, and play. Together we can provide a listening, responsive, and effective conduit towards enhancing Sammamish.