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 the Austin Community Foundation and was previously a director of the Nation