Chris Skinner '08
In 2008, Chris Skinner received his BS in international business from Westminster College and he is now the manager of inventory management at Old Navy/Gap Inc. He originally attended Westminster to be a part of the men’s soccer team, but quickly grew to appreciate other team building and leadership opportunities that Westminster offered. As a resident advisor and student body president, he interacted with peers and community leaders to develop his own sense of leadership and community. He said the key to his success has been hard work, networking, and a little good fortune, but he said “my Westminster pedigree is fostering my career growth.” He uses critical and analytical thinking to dissect sales trends and forecasts to succeed in his work. Teamwork and leadership are very important in his job, as he says his position is essentially a large-scale group project. Social responsibility is evident in his work and personal lives, as his company is dedicated to community involvement and he volunteers with Street Soccer Inc, an organization providing opportunities for education, employment, and living arrangements for homeless people in San Francisco.