Chris Laney

Director of Education & Community Investment @ CareerSource Suncoast

Chris Laney is an award-winning expert in marketing, business strategy, project management, and organizational behavior. His expertise has allowed him to hold multiple hats in a variety of organizations – operations manager, digital strategist, project manager, owner, sales manager, traditional and untraditional marketing executive, and more. He has worked for organizations like Verizon Wireless, Chick-Fil-A, The Joy FM, Protect My Ministry, and boostDFM Digital Agency. In addition, he’s also owned and operated two successful businesses. Today, Laney serves as Director of Education & Community Investment for CareerSource Suncoast where he oversees conferences and educational initiatives in our region.

Laney is the founder and chair of the State of Jobs Conference and has continued to display his passion through education at the State of Jobs Conference. Laney holds a bachelors in technology management from State College of Florida and a masters in business administration (MBA) from Saint Leo University.