President and CEO
Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Christopher Williston is thepPresident and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), the largest state association dedicated exclusively to community bank advocacy. Prior to leading IBAT, Williston served the association for nine years in numerous roles, including chief operations officer, and held the position of director of Communications at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Texas.
In addition to his job responsibilities at IBAT, Williston has been recognized for his service to the association industry. He is a past chairman of the Texas Society of Association Executives, an organization that also honored him with its Young Professional Leadership Award and Chairman’s Award. He has been recognized with the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
Williston is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) and Brite Divinity School at TCU.