Chris Montoya, CFA

Executive Vice President, Abilene

Chris joined First Financial Trust in 2001 as an investment analyst and is now the Equities Manager. He created and has served as senior portfolio manager of the Equity Income portfolio since its inception in October 2006. He also covers the Financials, Energy and Consumer Staples sectors. 

Chris is a CFA Charter holder and is a member of CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Austin. 

In 2011, he was recognized by the Abilene Reporter News with its “20 Under 40” award for up-and-coming business leaders. In 2016, he was presented with the “Spirit of McMurry Award” given annually to a distinguished young alumnus. 

Chris has held numerous leadership positions in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of Abilene, the Board of Directors of the Abilene Zoological Society, and the Endowment Committee of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He was also a former chairman of the Food Bank of West Central Texas, a former McMurry University Alumni Association board president, a former McMurry University trustee, a former Abilene Preservation League trustee, and a former advisory board member of the Walter & Virginia Johnson School of Business at McMurry University. 

Chris graduated summa cum laude from McMurry University in 2000 with a marketing degree.