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Chris Toth was born and raised in Indiana. He received his B.A., cum laude, from New York University, and his J.D., cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. After graduating from New York University, Chris attended Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and received his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy. He served several tours on active duty in the Navy, including deployments on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy and on the staff of the US Naval Forces Europe Commander in London, England, before attending law school.
Following law school, Chris served as a uniformed NCIS agent, judicial clerk, deputy prosecuting attorney, and in private legal practice. Chris also was elected and served as the Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County (South Bend) Indiana. As Prosecuting Attorney Chris initiated a number of innovative programs in the areas of community prosecution, cold-case investigations, DUI prevention, domestic violence prevention, and community outreach.
In addition to serving as a Naval Officer on both active duty and the reserves, Chris also served both on active duty and in the reserves as an Army Officer, recently retiring from the reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has been deployed three times since 9/11 to Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq. His assignments include serving as the Commander of a field intelligence unit that tracked indicted war criminals and supported the Global War on Terrorism in Bosnia, and as the Deputy Commander of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Diwaniyah Province, Iraq. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Army Airborne Parachutist Badge, as well as four expeditionary medals.
In February 2004, Chris became Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). From September 2007 to March 2008 he served as the Acting Executive Director of NAAG. He resumed his duties as Deputy Executive Director in March 2008, and also serves as Director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), which provides training and support for assistant attorneys general throughout the country. He supervises the NAAG Project Areas, which include Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Supreme Court, and Cyberspace, among others. He also supervises the Tobacco Project, which coordinates enforcement of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between the major tobacco manufacturers and 46 states. In addition to serving on the faculty of NAGTRI, Chris has also served as a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association.
Chris is a Master Gardener and marathoner. Chris, his wife Susan, and son Kit reside in Maryland.