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.

After completing his MBA from U of A in 2007, Chris and his family moved to Prescott, in the spring of 2008, where he began his career in commercial banking as an account officer with the 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 youth sports, Awana game director, chairman on a local school board, and treasurer of his church. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three terrific children.