Chris Christiansen

Chris Christiansen is the president of the business division of the R.L. Bryan Company, which dates to 1844 and is considered the oldest company in Columbia. The company began as a modest newsstand and over the decades expanded into printing, office furniture and equipment and with providing educational materials and textbooks to schools across the state.

Chris is a 2007 graduate of Leadership South Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Long involved in community affairs, Chris has served on the board of Healthy Learners, a non-profit that works to connect impoverished children with medical screenings so that poor health is not a bar to their education. Healthy Learners has programs in 150 schools across South Carolina. Chris has also served on the board of the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


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