Alumni Profile: Christopher Foreman ('14)

5 questions with Christopher Foreman ('14)

Regional Deli/Bakery/Starbucks Sales Manager
The Kroger Co. (Texas and Louisiana)

LeTourneau School of Business Graduate, Master of Strategic Leadership

What brought you to LETU?

I noticed LeTourneau graduates excelling in the workplace at high levels. They had a different style of leadership, one I have always embraced.

After researching LeTourneau and the principles on which it was founded, I noticed that our missions aligned. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” This scripture allows all men and women to be great, regardless of race, creed, or color. It surpasses all titles, roles, or careers. It is the ultimate joy to serve others in the workplace and to show the world that true leadership is not just barking orders but to serve the people in ways not yet imagined.

I am convinced that if we learn to serve others, God will bless us and enlarge our borders, while keeping his hand on us and protecting us from harm and danger.


How would you describe your LETU Experience?

My experience was great. It gave me all the essential tools to be effective in current and future roles. My classes were challenging but rewarding.

The LeTourneau family gave me the assurance that I am important in God’s eyes. I will pay this experience forward by creating the same atmosphere in the workplace.


Did any professors have a significant impact?

It was great instructors like Dr. Kevin Hughes, Dr. Gary May, and Dr. Doug Waldo who kept reminding me of the wonderful Savior who is there with us to help during the late hours of study. Academic advisors like Pam Haney gave me the personal touch and exemplified what it means to be a servant.


How has LETU Prepared you for your career?

I was prepared for real life challenges, entrepreneurship, and executive leadership. While serving as a Deli/Bakery/Starbucks Sales Manager for 211 Kroger stores throughout Texas and Louisiana, I have been challenged to develop new skills to stay relevant in the workplace. LeTourneau has given me the capacity to run faster, think bigger and create successful programs while mentoring others in a “strategic” fashion.


What advice would you give to LETU students?

Keep God first in your quest for service. 1 John 5:4-5 says, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God."

Keep God at the center of it all and never compromise your beliefs.

“It is the ultimate joy to serve others in the workplace and to show the world that true leadership is not just barking orders but to serve people in ways not yet imagined.”