“We are thrilled to announce that Chris will be COO and leading CL Tel’s daily operations,” said CL Tel President Jan Lovell. “This is an integral step in the evolution of CL Tel to our fifth generation of family leadership, and it positions us for our next phase of growth and success.”
Since 2015, Chris has held positions of Business Development Executive, Assistant General Manager, and Vice President. He architected the company’s operational efficiency and revenue-generation efforts, leading marketing, business intelligence, product development, customer service, and cybersecurity.
“Chris has demonstrated his many talents and capabilities in the more than 8 years he has been at CL Tel,” said Jan. “He is trustworthy, treats employees well, and will ensure the long-term success of the company.”
Tom Lovell will continue as CL Tel Chief Executive Officer. Jan Lovell will remain as President and principal shareholder. The two will maintain critical roles in oversight, philanthropy, community involvement, and the Pension Investment Committee, as well as Woodford Lumber & Home oversight. “We are confident that Chris will continue to be a great asset to the team,” said Jan. “He embodies the company’s mission to enable customers, employees, and communities to lead fulfilled lives and positively impact the world.”
Chris is a 2010 Clear Lake High School alum and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). At UTA, he was a member of the Men’s Golf Team, served as the team’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative, and was designated a Super Scholar Athlete, the highest academic honor for UTA student athletes. Chris is passionate about international mission work and serves as a Director of Land of Hope Africa, a new and fast-growing orphanage that provides sustainable living and development for parentless children in rural Zambia. Chris is also a former board member of One Vision. He and his wife Morgan live in Clear Lake with their two children Adeline and Charles.