Chris Rice is new to the nonprofit world but not to Volunteer Hampton Roads. As the owner of Music Makes You Happy Entertainment, he has played music and emceed a number of events for VHR over the past few years. Chris has a BA from Christopher Newport University, is a 2018 recipient of the Inside Business Top 40 Under 40 award and was awarded the Suffolk Small Business of the Year in 2017 and again in 2020 by the Hampton Roads Chamber. Currently, Chris serves on the Suffolk Economic Development Authority Board and is the Chair Elect of the Suffolk Board of the Hampton Roads Chamber. He lives in Suffolk with his wife Erin and their two children, Cecilia and Anthony.