Chris
CHRIS BLIGHT
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

A resident of Arizona since 1985, Chris is proud to be a Wildcat graduating from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a BS in Accounting and Finance. His business career began as a financial analyst and cost accountant with Raytheon Missile Systems. While with Raytheon he went on to receive his MBA from U of A in 2007.

In the spring of 2008, Chris and his family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he began his career in commercial banking as an account officer with National Bank of Arizona. He then went on to be Controller for MI Windows and Doors for two years before returning to commercial lending in 2012 as Vice President – Commercial Lender with Foothills Bank. While at Foothills Bank, Chris successfully grew his loan portfolio by over 100% before resigning as Senior Commercial Lender.

In the fall of 2016, Chris began working with Ponderosa Hotel Management coming on as Vice President of Finance. In his role with Ponderosa, Chris assists in a variety of functions including arranging financing sources, assisting with new project development, and supporting various other business functions within the management company.

Chris serves in various civic roles including coaching Prescott Little League and YMCA Basketball, Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Prescott, Kiwanis Kiddie Parade Chairman, Awana Game Director, and serving as Chairman on a local school board. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three terrific children.