President and CEO
Chris Chocola is the President of the Club for Growth, America's leading limited-government, free-enterprise political advocacy group. He became President of the Club in April of 2009.
Chris Chocola grew up in Michigan where he attended college and law school. He met his wife Sarah during their days at Hillsdale College. After working his way through law school, he moved to Indiana where he began a career at CTB, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the agriculture equipment industry, eventually becoming CEO of the company in 1994. After CTB was sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2002, Chris Chocola ran for Congress from Indiana's Second Congressional District. He represented the district for two terms from January 2003 - January 2007.
While in Congress, Chris Chocola distinguished himself as one of Congress' leading advocates for limited government, often casting lonely votes in defense of taxpayers' economic freedom. He supported pro-growth tax cuts, decreased government spending, personal Social Security accounts, the protection of political free speech, and less government regulation. Chris Chocola served on the Agriculture, Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means committees.
Chris Chocola's experience in business and in Congress reaffirmed his long-held belief in the importance of reducing the government's reach and enacting pro-growth policies.