Board of Directors

Chris Youngblood, P.E.

Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers
(505) 344-4080

Chris Youngblood, P.E., has been with Chavez-Grieves since 1993 and has served in his current role as President/CEO and Managing Partner since 2002. While spending most of his time directing the day-today operations of Chavez-Grieves, Chris also travels across the U.S. marketing the firm’s services, building client relationships, and overseeing projects. He takes specific pride in focusing on building long-lasting relationships with clients and focusing on what it takes to make our clients’ projects successful.

A native of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University. He started his education at the University of Maryland, European Division, while he was serving in the United States Army. During his time in the military, Chris served in the 1st Infantry Division, completing tours in Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Morocco.

Organizations and Affilitations

LifeQuest, USA – Member of the Board of Directors and current Board Chair
New Mexico Air National Guard – Honorary Commander, 150th MXG
Junior Achievement of New Mexico – Co-Chair of the Board of Ambassadors, Past Member of
the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and past Board Chair
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Division – Past Member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair
of the PAC Committee
The International School @ Mesa del Sol – Past Member of the Governing Council and past
Board Chair
Leadership New Mexico – Class of 2005 and past Curriculum Committee Member
Association of Commerce & Industry – Past Member of the Board of Directors
American Society of Civil Engineers, NM – Past Member of the Board of Directors
American Council of Engineering Companies – Past Member of the Board of Directors
Structural Engineers Association of NM – Founding Member


New Mexico Business Weekly – Top Performing CEO, 2011
American Council of Engineering Companies – Professional Leadership Award, 2004
New Mexico Business Weekly – 40 Under Forty, 2004
NMSU Sociedad de Ingenieros – Inducted, 2002
NMSU Academy of Civil, Agricultural and Geological Engineering – Inducted, 1999
NMSU College of Engineering – Outstanding Graduating Senior, 1993