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Chris McCord

Chris McCord
Founder & Director, Men in Motion; Teaching Artist

Chris McCord is a civic leader, founder, entrepreneur, powerful global community builder, and youth developer. An Atlanta native, graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in business administration, and recent fellow from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Chris is driven to make positive change in his community and the world.   In 2002, Chris founded Men in Motion, an all boys program designed to help under-resourced youth succeed as leaders. His motivation stemmed from having experienced a severe shortage of strong male mentors as a young man. For over two decades, under the nonprofit umbrella of Moving in the Spirit, Chris has spearheaded workshops, classes, and performances that have positively impacted over 5000 youth in Atlanta, the USA, Europe and South Africa. 

His civic duty includes chairing City of Atlanta’s NPU-Y for three years, Morehouse School of Medicine Preventive Research Center ‘18-’20, Purpose Built School of Atlanta CEI ‘19-’22, and serving as District 5 debate moderator ‘21.

He has a thirst for connection, knowledge, and authentic relationships. Mr. McCord has been inducted into nationally and locally prestigious professional development programs and awarded honors due to his grassroot efforts to create resource rich communities. Some of those awards and programs are City of Atlanta Proclamation 2022, Regional Leadership Institute (ARC) 2021, Atlanta Foundation Fellows 2018, Georgia Trends 40 under 40, 2018, BMOC 2018, Norwood University DVULI, 2006, Unsung Heroes Award WSB 2005 &NPU-Y Executive Advisory board (current). 

He has had the distinct honor to present and perform throughout America, Europe, and South Africa for TEDx,  Peachtree Rotary Club, Leadership Atlanta, Purpose Built Communities, UGA, Emory University, International AIDS Society, CCDA, Mailchimp, and DHL.

Currently he serves on several boards of directors and is the vice president of A Space to Soar, treasurer for Beacon Dance Company, and serves on the MC(2) advisory committee. He was on the champions committee for the successful completion of a $10M capital campaign.