Chris Melton

Mr. Melton is currently Executive Vice President-Legal and Compliance at Coastal Securities, Inc. in Houston. �He has served Coastal as Chief Compliance Officer since 2003, and has held his current title since 2006. He has spent his entire career in the securities industry at regional broker dealers focused on fixed income securities.� His professional experience includes the areas of institutional sales, public finance and operations as well as compliance.� Mr. Melton is past president of the Arkansas Corporate Counsel Association, a past chairman of the FINRA District 6 Committee and is a past� member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Bond Dealers of America.� He is currently serving a three year term on the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board (SFAB).� His education includes a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.�� He holds a license to practice law in the State of Arkansas and FINRA Series 7, 63, 24, 27, 53 and 79 securities licenses.��