Christopher Porter Banister, Jr. is a native of Anniston, Alabama where he graduated from The Donoho School. Porter spent his college years in Virginia at Hampden-Sydney College. There he was active in many campus activities including serving in the Student Senate before being elected President of the Student Government.
After graduating with a degree in Political Science, Porter moved to Montgomery, Alabama where he held positions in both the Legislative and Executive branches of State Government. He later worked as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Business Council of Alabama.
He now serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Affairs and Workforce/Economic Development for The University of Alabama System.
He is a member of numerous professional and social clubs and is married to the former Virginia Bear of Montgomery.