As global director for learning and product development at Humentum, Chris Proulx is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s strategy for maximizing the reach, effectiveness, and impact of its learning and certification products and services—making learning resources for operational excellence as accessible as possible. Before the merger of LINGOs with InsideNGO 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 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
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.
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.