Devonte Chism

Account Manager

What’s the best advice you ever received? 

“Don’t let any amount of self-doubt or outside doubt impact the plans that you have for yourself. You are in control of your journey; you just have to believe in yourself.” – My mom 

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? 

I am incredibly proud of myself for putting myself through college. As a first-generation college student it was always a barrier that I wanted to break down and be the inspiration to my nephews and nieces. I wanted to really show them that if you set your mind to it – you can accomplish anything. 

What’s something you’ll never do again? 

I ran the Chicago Marathon without training. I wouldn’t recommend doing this at all, definitely a crazy story that I can tell but the months after were horrendous due to injury of course. 

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? 

Spending time with my friends in the city somewhere. 

What do you love most about MMA Midwest’s workplace culture? 

I love the comradery. We’re all able to come together to come up with solutions to better ourselves and relations with our clients. Being able to come to the table as I am and be accepted for that is a great feeling when you spend so many hours of your day at work.