Mr. Chris Schembra
Founder and Curator, the 747 Club
Chris' main passion is turning complete strangers into close friends. He is Founder + Curator of the 747 Club, an organization that connects people at the intersection of Food + Community through Authenticity, Empathy, Vulnerability and Safety. 59 Dinners and 1,000 people have been served since July 15th, 2015.
He is Producing Partner at OHenry Productions, whose productions have earned 6 Tony Awards, 3 NY Times Critics' Picks and 1 Grammy Award. Chris is the Lead Producer of the 5-Time Emmy Award-Winning one-man show, The Little Flower starring Tony Lo Bianco which has had over 70 productions in the United States and Italy. During his time at MNA Productions under Tony Lo Bianco, the company invested in the 4-Time Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and China Doll starring Al Pacino.
Chris holds an appointment on the Philanthropic Board of Trustees of the Easterseals Foundation. Easterseals is the largest Disability Services provider in the Nation, serving over 2,000,000 (million) people annually.
Schembra is the Marketing Manager for Just A Common Soldier, the 2-Time Emmy Award Winning National Tribute Campaign dedicated to Veterans which launched on Memorial Day, 2015 and has received 900,000 shares and 18,200,000 (million) views to date.
Chris studied International Business at Rollins College and attended the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Patagonia, Chile. Chris was involved in the sales team for Hilton Head Island Performance Group and worked in collaboration for 3 years with the NFLPA and the National Guard to provide a life skills program to high school student-athletes in 28 cities for the National Football League. The company presently produces a line of life learning weekly planners for students, executives, salespeople, and people in the world of sports.
He is also a Part-Owner at Schembra Real Estate Group on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Television debut: Summer, 2014 starring in Bravo TV's, "The Singles Project".