Chris Proulx

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Chris Proulx

Interim CEO and Global Director, Membership Engagement & Learning

Summary

As Interim CEO, Chris Proulx will lead Humentum's strategy and global team while the board recruits a full-time successor to Tom Dente.

As global director for member engagement and learning at Humentum, Chris is responsible for leading the global convening, learning, and conferences activities for the organization.  He is focused on helping members derive the most value out of their involvement with Humentum and their engagement with the membership community. His priorities are focused on connecting practitioners across the community with each other, with our expert-led learning events, and with our industry partners to build skills and drive organizational results.  Before the merger of LINGOs with Humentum and Mango to create Humentum, Chris had been serving as LINGOs’ president and CEO since 2014.

Chris joined LINGOs in late 2014 as the CEO, replacing founder Eric Berg. In this role, he led the strategy for the organization, focusing his efforts on increasing the reach of current programs, establishing new partnerships that elevate learning and capacity building in our sector, and increasing the visibility and awareness of LINGOs’ work. Prior to joining LINGOs, Chris spent over twenty years working at the intersection of learning and technology, including most recently serving as CEO of eCornell for ten years. As the leader of Cornell’s online learning company, he focused on growing new markets for the programs while also mainstreaming online education as a critical strategy for the faculty and academic leadership on campus. Chris launched his career in hospitality with Aramark and Discovery Zone after completing his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Chris lives in Ithaca, NY, with his wife and daughter, where he was elected to the City Council, and now serves on the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency with an emphasis on increasing affordable housing and diversifying economic development opportunities in the community. He also served as the board president for the Finger Lakes Land Trust, conserving over 10,000 acres of land in central and western New York.

Q + A

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

I loved Iceland—the geology, the landscape, the history, and the people. I would also love to return to India and spend more time outside of Delhi exploring the country.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

I am an active trail runner. I love to cook new vegan recipes. I just started re-learning how to swim. My family and I try to do one or two interesting trips per year.