Chris Mendez is an award-winning software entrepreneur and Director of Innovation for USC Radio Group, the nation's largest non-profit classical radio network. In 2011, he completed a Master's in Communication Management from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism where he focused on branding and digital marketing. Previously, Chris earned a B.S. in Music Industry from the USC Thornton School of Music. Chris' work has also received national recognition including two Webby Awards, a SXSW Interactive award, and an Online News Association Award. He enjoys finding new ways to help connect, engage, empower and delight users online as well as shape how stories are told across emerging platforms.