Christopher Boyce spent five years as a professional journalist in newspapers. Most recently, he penned several freelance feature stories for Red Eye in Chicago. Prior to that, Boyce covered a range of beats for the Business section at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, including the auto industry, real estate development and casinos. Boyce started his professional career at the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer. He later helped the paper revamp its business section, winning awards for the paper for his coverage on insurance giant Aflac and was part of the paper’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Boyce elected to make a transition into nonprofit development after spending three years in St. Louis as Director of the Minority Journalism Workshop, a volunteer-run program developed by the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. His most recent experience includes three-month internship in communications and development with Donors Forum. And, in April, he accepted a role as Development Manager at Instituto del Progresso Latino (The Institute for Latino Progress). Boyce earned a BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a native Chicagoan.