Chris Burls is the Chief Strategy Officer for MV Transportation, the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services ﬁrm in North America and a leader in providing the specialized on-demand ADA-compliant transportation of persons with disabilities and the elderly. The company employs more than 15,000 dedicated transit professionals in 150 locations across North America.
Chris is responsible for developing MV’s strategy and initiatives portfolio as well as corporate development activities. Chris maintains a focus on early identification of disruptive trends and partnerships that support the successful execution of the company’s strategic initiatives. Chris also serves as Corporate Secretary.
Chris has extensive experience in corporate strategy roles, including heading up Strategy and Corporate Initiatives for Luminant, an Energy Future Holdings (EFH) subsidiary, where he worked alongside the executive team to develop and execute key strategic initiatives, provide input on mergers and acquisitions, and help develop public policy. Most recently, Chris served as the Director of Investor Relations at EFH, where he oversaw communications with the investment community and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO.
Chris holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas.