20 Under 40: Chris Wig

Program Director

Emergence Addiction and Behavioral Therapies

It is a great honor to be included among this year’s 20 Under 40 rising business stars. While I have the good fortune to be recognized, it would not be possible without the support and collaboration of my colleagues at Emergence, Willamalane, and the Democratic Party of Lane County, and my brothers at Eugene Lodge 11. Each of you in your own way inspires me to become a better leader and a better man.  

Having a great boss has altered the trajectory of both my career and my life. My deepest gratitude is reserved for Michael Bean, who has led Emergence as Executive Director for more than 35 years. Your friendship and mentorship have helped to transform me into the person I am today, and my commitment to you is that I will share the gifts you have given me with the next generation of leaders. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  

The scriptures say that to whom much is given, much will be required. With that in mind, I look forward to joining with my fellow rising business stars and working together to build a safer, healthier, and more prosperous Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County.