2017
Alumni (Fellow)

Chris Blankenship

John L. Colley Jr. Fellow
Brentwood, Tennessee
Degrees:
B.A. Dartmouth College (2009)
M.B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
Darden School of Business

Bio:

Chris Blankenship works for Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, covering clients in the energy, power, infrastructure, chemicals, metals and mining, and alternative energy fields. Chris received his MBA from Darden in 2017. While at Darden, Chris served on the Student Admissions Committee, as VP of Careers & Education for the Finance Club, and as the Section E Review Coordinator. He was also a Tri-Sector Leadership Fellow and a Second Year Coach, received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, and was inducted into the Raven Society. Prior to attending Darden, Chris worked for the CIA for nearly six years as a Middle East military analyst. He earned his BA in Ancient History at Dartmouth in 2009, graduating with High Honors in his major and cum laude overall. He was also named a Dartmouth College Presidential Scholar for his record in leadership and scholarship.

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