Program Manager

Chris Gentry is a Program Manager for Chicago Debates. In this role he works with coaches and staff to ensure that Chicago youth have access to high-quality debate. He executes tournaments and develops programming to support our students learn as much and have as much fun as possible. 

Chris is a U.S Army veteran and has a background in political organizing, working across the country for state and national campaigns. He uses his public speaking, organizing, and planning skills to develop a debate league that puts students and their success first. 

Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Appalachian State University, where he competed as a national-level Parliamentary Debate student.