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Chris Goodrich


In January of 2023, Chris Goodrich was named President of First Interstate Properties, Ltd., taking over the position from company founder, Mitchell Schneider. Chris’ responsibilities include daily management of all disciplines of the company’s business such as development, construction, asset management, and operations. Chris is known as a hands-on professional, having begun his career at First Interstate as the Operations Manager and working his way up to the position of Executive Vice President, which he held for several years. Chris’ accomplishments include successful public-private partnerships through TIF financing, several NMTC transactions, and competitive state grant awards for the completion of projects totaling well over $100MM. Chris has received various awards including the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio EPA for Brownfield Redevelopment. Prior to joining First Interstate, Chris worked as a geotechnical engineer for 15 years, consulting on a host of various projects. Chris enjoys developing youth athletes through coaching basketball and baseball, and – most importantly – being truly devoted to his family.