Chip is the Chairman of Claims Management Resources, Inc. His companies, CMR, AnSR, AMR, Livingston Properties, CMF and his restaurants currently have over 300 employees. Chip is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he majored in Pre-Law and minored in Philosophy. He attended the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University with continuing education at the London Business School and Harvard Business School.
Chip serves on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors. Previously, he has served on the Board for the local and regional chapters of YPO – Gold, the Board of the Arts Council, City Arts, and Leadership OKC. He is a member of YPO-Gold, an Advisory Board Member for the National Bank of Commerce and serves as a Board Member for the Friends of the Oklahoma History Center Organization.
Chip is accredited for his work in redeveloping the Historic Film Exchange Row District, just west of Downtown OKC. Besides restoring historic buildings – Chip is a restauranteur and is the co-owner of four local restaurants, Joey’s Pizzeria, Edge Craft BBQ, R&J Lounge & Supper Club and Ludivine, all located in downtown Oklahoma City.
He was honored with the Urban Pioneer Award in 2013, The Oklahoma City/County Historical Society’s Pathmaker Award in 2014, Preservation Oklahoma’s Preservation Leadership Award, deadCenter Film’s Icon Award in 2015 and Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award in 2017. He was a nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996.
Chip and his wife, Shannon, have five children and six grandchildren. Chip collects antique motorcycles and classic cars. He enjoys fly fishing, racing cars in the U.S. and Mexico and is an avid traveler. His travels include Russia, South America, Mongolia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, South Africa and Iceland.