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Here we share an election profile for Chris Logan, who is seeking election on Middletown Town Council.

Christopher Logan

Government/political history

Current office (if none, please note none. Please note when elected initially, ex: Town Council, 1964):

None

Previous political/government elected offices held, and years:

None

Previous or current appointed government positions (including boards and commissions) :

None

Political Party Affiliation in 2020:

Independent

Previous political party affiliation if different from above:

N/A

Previous elective political positions sought, year and outcomes:

N/A

If applicable: As an incumbent, I am most proud of:

n/a

If elected my three top goals are:

1) Ensuring continued affordability and economic vitality in Middletown by balancing economic development and open spaces,

2) Furthering programs for youth and seniors by reaching every child where they need to be met in their educational journey as well as continue to care for our seniors who deserve our best efforts,

3) Create efficiencies and improve the services our citizens need while making sure we have accountability and transparency.

Employment and Education

My current employment, including title, is:

VMware, Director Healthcare Industry Strategy

Schools and degrees:

1) Bryant University, MBA, 2) Saint Leo University, BA Criminology

Professional organizations, please not leadership positions:

1) Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) – Board Member, 2) Censinet, Board of Healthcare Advisors, 3) The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

Awards of recognitions associated with work:

1) 2018 Strategist of the year – VMware, 2) 2017 Strategist of the year – VMware, 3) 2017 Unsung Hero Award – VMware, 4) 2014 Graduate Business School Faculty Member of the Year – Providence College, 5) 2x Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals

Community

Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership positions :

1) Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund Board Member (also Youth Sports Grant Chair), 2) Aquidneck Island National Police Parade – Board of Trustees

Awards of recognitions associated with volunteer work:

N/A

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