Chris Shortell

Christopher Shortell was elected to the Wallingford Town Council in 2015 and is currently serving his second term.  Prior to being on the Town Council, Chris was elected to the Wallingford Board of Education (2014-15 term). 


A lifelong Wallingford resident, Chris attended Holy Trinity School (Class of ’86) and Xavier High School (Class of ’90).   He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 1994, and a Masters of Liberal Studies with a concentration in Humanities from Wesleyan University in 2004.


Chris is currently employed at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wallingford as a Marketing Director.  He started with the company in 1995 and has held a variety of positions, including a decade in management, as well as extensive experience in RFP writing, Sales, Sales Training, and Operations.


Chris is married with two boys, both in the Wallingford school system.  He is a lifelong parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church.  


  You can find more information about Chris at his website,


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