Chris Watkins, Central Trust Company Officer

Chris Watkins, J.D.

Vice President
Relationship Manager

720 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 817-8678
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Chris has worked in private practice as an attorney for over 20 years, representing and advising individuals and businesses in matters involving estate planning, corporate law, contracts, and business transactions. Chris’s primary role at Central Trust Company is to provide guidance and expertise to clients in matters concerning estate planning, trust administration, wealth management, and business succession planning.

Education & Certifications

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate, University of Missouri – Columbia


Interests and Activities

Chris has served as an officer and board member for Youth Empowerment Zone. He is proud to be an Eagle Scout, and has served on the board for the Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Chris has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Columbia, Missouri for many years, through which he frequently donates his time helping other local organizations, including the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Voluntary Action Center.

Outside of the office, enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys outdoor activities, including camping, kayaking, canoeing, and fly fishing.