Chris Head is a longtime business owner, operating two franchise locations of Home Instead Senior Care, which provides in-home care for seniors in Roanoke and Lynchburg. He is a member of multiple civic and philanthropic organizations in the Roanoke Valley and sits on the Board of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and the Roanoke Higher Education Authority.

Chris is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 17th district, which includes parts of Botetourt and Roanoke Counties and the city of Roanoke. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Business Development Caucus in the House and serves on the four committees: Appropriations, Militia, Police & Public Safety, Science & Technology, and Health, Welfare & Institutions.  He also serves as a member of the Small Business Commission, The Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, and the Advisory Commission on Juvenile Justice. He is a Deacon at his church, Bonsack Baptist.