The AM&AA Member of the Year Award recognizes and honors a member that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the organization.
This member has shown active involvement in the association through participation in AM&AA events, online communities, and other AM&AA initiatives, and is a true advocate of the organization.
He/she has shown a decided interest in making valuable connections, and is a leading voice in the AM&AA community.
President, BiggsKofford Capital
Chair, AM&AA Advisory Council
Chair, AM&AA Education Committee
As President and CEO of BiggsKofford, Chris Blees directly oversees several sectors of BiggsKofford’s business including the firm’s Merger and Acquisition practice. The firm has become a recognized M&A leader throughout the Western United States, with involvement in over 300 merger, acquisition, or sale transactions across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. A leading acquisition industry authority, Blees is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (AM&AA), has his Series-7 Securities License, is the lead instructor for the CM&AA designation, and is active in many professional organizations including sitting on the board of the Alliance of M&A Advisors.