Chris Armstrong moved to Naples after graduating from Kansas State University with a dual major in marketing and international business and a minor in economics. Today, he is CMO and managing partner for the Hoffmann Creative Agency, and leads a team of creatives that provide marketing for national and local brands. But his marketing career actually started much earlier.

“At age 11, I started making homemade pizzas from scratch and delivered them on my bicycle throughout the neighborhood. Then my family moved to São Paulo, Brazil,” he says. “When I was 13, my entrepreneurial spirit continued and I started giving private English lessons to GM executives in Brazil.”

In his free time, Armstrong is actively involved with Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. His goal, he says, is that his professional and philanthropic contributions continue to positively impact the community he calls home.

What are your future aspirations?

I want to continue to grow the agency and break down barriers in the marketing landscape while exposing the agency nationally and internationally. Personally, I would like to spend more time traveling the world and exploring diverse cultures.