Chris Busbee

Chris Busbee

Professional Background/Occupation

I have spent 25 plus years in numerous roles in investment banking and management. I currently work part-time with G.C. Andersen Partners, a New York City-based investment bank. Previously, I served as Global Head of HVB/Unicredit Bank’s Private Debt and Equity Group. I also worked over  years for Citibank Securities. I also served as Chief Financial Officer for Mesa Power, Mr. T. Boone Pickens’ renewable power venture and worked in various capacities for the Hunt Oil Company. I received my BBA from Washington and Lee University and MBA from The University of Texas. I also serve on the board of directors for the Pinhead Institute here in Telluride, Pallet Ops (recycled pallets) and I manage the Richard and Sue Carter Charitable Trust for the Benefit of Children.

Length of Time as Town Resident

2 years

Previous Political Experience/Specific Qualifications

Although I have no relevant political experience, I have a proven track record of successful roles in management, working in teams and executing complex and difficult assignments. I know the community well through investments and friendships within the Greater Colorado Venture Fund, the Telluride Venture Accelerator, Western Rise, Pinhead Institute, Telluride Foundation and Just for Kids.

Reasons You Would Like to Serve

We live in a wonderful community with incredible natural beauty, resources and intellectual capital. There is no doubt in the coming years we all will be challenged to manage a path between preservation and growth. I want to be an active participant and hope some of my skills can aid in this journey. If elected, I would like to play a significant role in two specific initiatives that should improve our community for both residents and guests: 1. Increasing the vibrancy of Mountain Village through the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and the Town Hall and Village Center Planning and Initiatives, and 2. A new Medical Center (in concert with the Town of Telluride).

Other Information You Want to Include (family, community involvement, other personal information)

Most refer to me as Mr. Erin Busbee, as my wife is the star of the family. She built a successful internet fashion business from scratch and today has over 200,000 YouTube subscribers. We have two wonderful kids, a fourth-grade son and first-grade daughter. Both are in the dual language program and we could not be any more pleased and impressed with their schooling, teachers and progress. We also have a third child, an 85-pound golden retriever named Traveller. I am an avid hunter, fisherman, snow skier and runner. On the crazy side, I have completed 21 NYC Marathons in a row and somehow finished the Imogene Pass Run in 2017.

Fall Festival Happy Hour Monday, Sept. 23 4-6 p.m.