Christopher J. Groven began serving on the RTA Board representing Kane County in November, 2018. He serves on the Audit and Finance committees.
Director Groven worked for BP for nearly thirty years and is a proven leader in the downstream energy industry. The son of a U.S. Forest Service professional, he developed a lifelong love of the outdoors and the environment.
Having lived and worked in the U.S. and abroad, Director Groven has a world view of both finance and marketing as they relate to energy and global transportation issues. He spent the majority of his professional life focusing on engineering and financial planning in the energy industry. His responsibilities ranged from having an infrastructure focus tied to pipeline logistics to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the largest inland refinery in the country.
Director Groven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Utah. He resides in Geneva with his wife and three children.