Chris Hopkins is the Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Barnett & Company. He is a native of Whittier, California and has lived in Chattanooga since 1988. He began his career in finance at Merrill Lynch, following twenty years in manufacturing management. Mr. Hopkins joined Barnett & Company in 2004. He is an adjunct professor of Finance at UTC, and serves on the Finance Advisory Board of the College of Business Administration. He writes a weekly column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press on finance and economics, and appears regularly on WDEF’s News 12 This Morning on the Dollars and Sense program. He is a member of the CFA Societies of East Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation and is a past president of the CFA Society of Chattanooga. Mr. Hopkins received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Economics from California State University at Fullerton, and earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.