H. Gutierrez, CCIM
His career preparation included service as an LBJ Congressional Intern for the late U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, who was chairman of the House Banking Committee from 1989 to 1995. He subsequently worked closely with the Honorable Henry Cisneros, the then mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in attracting industry to San Antonio and increasing the region's economic vitality. In his role as an industrial specialist for the city's under-served western and southern sectors, Chris played a key role in the negotiations leading to the creation of State Highway 151, thereby helping to "pave the way" for such developments as SeaWorld San Antonio.
In addition to the CCIM Institute, his professional affiliations include: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for which he serves on the Housing Opportunity Advisory Board (HOAB), Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), and the Waco Association of Realtors (WAOR). He is chairman of The Waco Plan Commission (now in his 7th year on the PC), and on the board of Neighborworks Waco (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Waco), part of the NeighborWorks America (NWA) network (formerly Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation) charted by the U.S. Congress. For NWA, he serves on the Advisory Board for the NeighborWorks Center for HomeOwnership Education and Counseling (NCHEC). Chris also serves on the board of directors for the Heart of Texas Economic Development District, which is part of the Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG). His position on the Advisory Board for the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization rounds out Gutierrez' community efforts.