Christopher J. Kail
CHRISTOPHER J. KAIL
Christopher J. Kail is Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.’s® (Legend) Director of Marketing and a Shareholder with the firm. Chris leads the firm’s marketing efforts which have largely contributed to the growth and success of Legend. Chris’ primary responsibilities include strategic marketing planning, execution of the firm’s marketing campaigns, meeting with prospective clients and communicating how Legend’s advisory services can help people reach their financial goals. Chris also manages the firm’s Website, inbound marketing campaigns, E-mail marketing and social media campaigns, educational Webcasts, media relations, SEO and digital marketing initiatives, as well as coordinating the delivery of Legend’s various e-Newsletters.
Chris’s role at Legend also includes various new business development activities such as cultivating relationships with prospective clients as well as with attorneys and accountants to develop referral relationships.
Chris has also previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Duquesne University. At Duquesne, he was a Professional Advisor and Mentor for Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE). The mission of Pi Sigma Epsilon is to develop the sales and marketing skills of its members through experiential learning and professional opportunities. Chris was also a member of Duquesne University’s Marketing Advisory Board. He has been a guest speaker at local universities discussing various marketing and networking topics of interest as well as internship opportunities for students. He has previously spoken to Carnegie Mellon University's student Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Duquesne University's Chapter’s of the AMA and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
Chris is actively involved in various local non-profit organizations including being a former member of the Board of Directors for the former Northern Allegheny Chamber of Commerce (now the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber) where he also served as the Chairperson of the Education Committee, awarding college scholarships to local high school students. Chris was previously selected by the Northern Allegheny Chamber of Commerce as their “Emerging Business Man of the Year”.
Chris’ extensive charity work also includes being a past member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Pittsburgh Unit of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Chris is currently on the ACS Golf Committee and assists the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. In 2018, Chris won the Real Men Wear Pink competition in the Pittsburgh area.
Chris is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Western Pennsylvania chapter. Chris is a past "Pittsburgh's 50 Finest" honoree and finished second overall in the fundraising competition in his class. He currently serves on the Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Steering Committee.
Chris is a current member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Western PA and WV Chapter. He currently serves on the Man and Woman of the Year” Leadership Committee. Chris was previously selected by the LLS as one of their 2014 “Man and Woman of the Year” candidates. “Man and Woman of the Year” is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S.. Candidates raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors.
In 2014, Chris was selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP as one of the “40 Under 40” award recipients. Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP Sponsor the “40 Under 40” program with the goal of recognizing 40 people under the age of 40 who are committed to shaping our region and making it a better place for everyone to live, work, and play. The “40 Under 40” award recipients were chosen based on their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the region. The“ 40 Under 40”award recipients were selected by a panel of judges comprised of former winners, business professionals, and civic leaders. Chris was chosen for this award from a pool of 225 nominees.
Chris graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies. Furthermore, Chris has obtained a Master’s Degree from Duquesne in Corporate Communications with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communication. Chris is an avid Steelers fan and season ticket holder. He is a native of Bethel Park, PA and currently resides in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh.