Christopher B. Lofgren, Ph.D.
- Chair of the Board of Directors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Chris Lofgren currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he has been a director since 2011. He also recently joined the board of directors of New Vista Acquisition Corporation, a newly formed corporation (SPAC) focusing on aerospace and aviation technologies. In addition, he serves as a director on the board of International Monetary Express, Inc. (IMXI), an emerging growth public FinTech company, based in Miami, focused on the remittance industry, particularly in Latin America. In 2020, Dr. Lofgren was nominated to the board of governors of the Montana State University Alumni Association.
He retired in 2019 from Schneider National, Inc. (SNDR), a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, where he served as president and chief executive officer for 17 years. Dr. Lofgren was the first non-family CEO of the company, founded in 1935, and led the initial public offering in 2017. Before becoming CEO, Chris served as chief operating officer for the corporation, as president of their logistics sector, and as chief information officer. He started with the company in 1994 as vice president of engineering and systems for the logistics business. His career at Schneider was marked by advancing the development and integration of technology as well as the application of data analytics and optimization technologies to enhance business performance.
Before Schneider, Chris held positions at Symantec Corporation, where he led software engineering at one of their divisions; Motorola, Inc., at their corporate manufacturing research center; and CAPS Logistics, running business development and client services for bespoke optimization software applications in the logistics industry.
Dr. Lofgren served on the board of directors of CA Technologies (CA), a publicly traded enterprise software company, for 13 years until its sale in 2018 and as a director of the American Trucking Association for eight years (2005 to 2013). He has also served on numerous boards of not-for-profit organizations in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Schneider National is headquartered.
He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial and management engineering from Montana State University and a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. In October of 2009, Dr. Lofgren was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.