Christopher Paul Hamb, originally a Chicago native, has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the last fifteen years. During that time he has had many roles, including college student, graduate student, University of Illinois Faculty and most recently small business owner. Mr. Hamb currently serves on several boards and committees in the community (Champaign County NAACP Executive Board, CUperStars Steering Committee, Canaan Men’s SAFEHouse Steering Committee, Champaign County Black Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Salem Cyber Church Committee). Christopher is a mentor wth the One‐to‐One Mentoring programs. In 2009 he was named one of United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders. He was also named one of Central, Illinois' Forty Under 40 in 2012.

When Christopher is not volunteering he runs and operates Chrisp Media, LLC, a web consulting business he founded. Chrisp Media, LLC specializes in bringing non‐for‐profits and small businesses online.

Most recently Christopher helped found Info City CU, a campus-community collaboration that desires to utilize the power of information technology to create a more inclusive and just community.

Chris was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication and a panelist at eChicago 2012.