Chris Shaffner

Chris Shaffner

Senior Vice President, Utilities, Supply Chain and Trade Finance, CoBank

Biography

As CoBank’s Senior Vice President, Utilities, Supply Chain and Trade Finance, Chris is responsible for the growth and management of the bank’s utility infrastructure portfolios, which includes a $3 billion water finance business. Chris also leads the supply chain and trade finance businesses at CoBank, with a focus on agribusiness sectors.   

 

Prior to joining CoBank in 2015, Mr. Shaffner held various leadership positions in both public and private organizations, including private equity funds management in excess of $1 billion. He also headed Manhattan borough operations for the New York City Housing Authority, where he led a team of 1,500 responsible for managing the city’s 60,000 municipal real estate assets.  

 

Mr. Shaffner earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a juris doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.