Chris Harvey Speaking

Corporate Conferences

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As an investment broker and a member of many boards, Chris knows how companies operate. His knowledge and experience make his presentations compelling and authoritative, while his personal story of success in the midst of adversity will inspire your audience to see beyond the obstacles. His message to the mid Atlantic Sales Conference for Pfizer Pharmaceutical was so uplifting that he was invited back to address their Eastern Division Managers conference three months later.

Corporate Presentations:

  • American Red Cross: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Eastman Kodak: Rockville, Maryland
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • General Electric: Columbia, Maryland
  • Gillette Corporation: Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Goddard Space Flight Center: Lanham, Maryland
  • Hewlett-Packard: Rockville, Maryland
  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical: Reston, Virginia


Government Forums & Functions

Picture of ChrisChris holds the Master of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in public finance. He studied the incentives and disincentives created by government taxation policies, entitlements, and expenditure programs. As an investment professional and past finance instructor at Georgetown University, Chris keeps pace with changes in these areas.

Chris served on disability awareness panels for the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency and for Verizon. These panels sought ways to accommodate the needs of disabled employees and customers. Chris realizes that the best business strategies are only as effective as the human resources behind them.

Chris's life-story and his ability to incorporate your topics into his presentation will challenge and inspire your agency.


Commencement and Graduation

Graduation Ceremony

Chris is a popular commencement speaker with his message of playing the hand life deals you and growing stronger in the process. Chris encourages graduates to make responsible choices, to apply their gifts and talents in all their endeavors, and to find joy in every day.

Commencement & Graduation Speeches:

  • Dominion High School: Sterling, Virginia
    Commencement Speaker

  • Potomac Falls High School: Cascades, Virginia
    Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker

  • Loudoun Valley High School: Purcellville, Virginia
    Commencement Speaker

  • Loudoun County High School: Leesburg, Virginia
    Commencement Speaker

Conventions & Trade Shows

Chris Harvey SpeakingChris has served in community and national organizations. He understands the hearts of community volunteers in clubs such as Lions International, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Ruritan, as well as other service groups.

His experience as a founding board member of the Loudoun Transit Authority, a charitable organization that provides transportation for the disadvantaged, disabled, and elderly, provides him with insights to the challenges and the rewards of a community effort.

Chris's enthusiastic presentations leave participants encouraged and ready to squeeze the joy out of every day instead of letting the day squeeze the joy out of them! His versatile message can meet the needs of many different groups ranging from professional organizations and teachers associations to industrial and trade conventions.

Convention Presentations:

  • Maryland State 4-H Leaders Convention
  • Maryland Central Regional Teachers Conference
  • Maryland Statewide Convention for the National Federation of the Blind

Spiritual Retreats

Spritual Retreats

Chris provides pulpit supply, as well as speaking to ministry groups, church banquets, and spiritual retreats. Chris's testimony is about partnering with God to approach life's trials with confidence. He heralds the fact that God built him to face whatever this fallen world puts in his path. In turn, Chris feels a responsibility to inspire others on our Creator's behalf.

Chris is determined to make the most of the remaining journey he has here on earth. He approaches every day ready to grasp the joy of the Lord. His testimony will move your church or retreat audience to appreciate their blessings and to focus on the Lord, even in the wake of adversity.


Chris Harvey is the rare inspirational speaker who, perhaps because he is blind, has the capacity to help people see the practical implications of spiritual truth. As his pastor for more than ten years, I have asked Chris to speak on numerous occasions. He can do an effective 5-minute testimony or a 30-minute sermon. People are always uplifted, challenged, and encouraged. Chris lives his faith and makes others want to learn how to live theirs better.

Alan Stanford
Baptist World Alliance Regional Secretary for North America
General Secretary, North American Baptist Fellowship
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Clarendon
Vice-President, The John Leland Center for Theological Studies