Chris Eckman is the Senior Director of Product Development and Digital Marketing for The Africa Channel. In his role Chris is responsible for leading the organization and oversight of development and technological management as well as overseeing the strategy, ideation, and execution of digital marketing. Chris brings over 20 years of experience in management, marketing, strategy, and software development. Chris holds his Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. In his spare time, he serves as a mentor and advisor of technology, digital strategy, and design for the Greif Incubator at the Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. Chris resides in Upland, California with his wife, Patricia, and three children, Stephanie, Chris, and Nick.