Chris Stevens, Vice President Corporate Relations, Keurig Inc.
September 13, 2011
Chris Stevens is one of the original four team members to develop and launch the Keurig Premium Coffee System in 1998. Keurig is now the #1 selling coffee brewer in America and Chris is now responsible for overseeing Keurig’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. Keurig and its parent company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, commit at least 5% of their profits to charitable and environmental needs each year.
Prior to Keurig, Chris enjoyed more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods sales, marketing as well as general management with consumer products companies including Procter and Gamble and Anheuser-Busch. Chris received his BS from Notre Dame in 1974 where he was VP of the Senior Class and a four-year member of the varsity basketball team. Chris completed the Executive Education program at Columbia Business School and also an angel investor in several start-up companies, a part time actor, and voice-over artist and is executive producer of the movie “Three Days”, scheduled to be released in late 2011.
A frequent guest lecturer on Entrepreneurism and Life Skills for numerous civic, business and educational institutions, including Notre Dame, Chris has taught a 2-credit intensive inter-term course at the Mendoza School of Business the last two years.
Chris is the author of "Fighting to Give...The Jimmy Culveyhouse Story", a book he self-published recently about an ND classmate who died after a courageous battle against ALS. 100% of the proceeds go to research for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease and cancer research in his late wife's name with the goal of raising $1 million for research. The book is on amazon.com and is available at the Notre Dame bookstore. Chris is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Notre Dame Monogram Club, the Idea Entrepreneur Council at Northeastern University, a board member of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, is on the Board of Trustees for ALS and active in other charitable causes.
Chris has five children and lives in the Boston area where Keurig started and still maintains its corporate offices.