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CEO Press Kit

Chris Wilkie

This press kit for Chris includes his bios, approved images for download, published articles, and recordings of his speeches. Contact Sara Warren at [email protected] for his availability.

SHPE CEO Chris Wilkie welcomes the opportunity to speak with your audience about SHPE; Hispanics in STEM; diversity, equity, & inclusion; leadership; allyship; and even BBQ. With a primary goal of furthering SHPE’s mission and visibility, he is available for speaking engagements, articles, podcasts, and more. Please contact Sara Warren at [email protected] with inquiries.

Long Bio (240 words)

Dr. Chris Wilkie currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at SHPE, a nonprofit member organization devoted to closing the gap between Hispanics and STEM.

Always listening and learning, Chris is committed to making diversity and inclusion more than just this year’s buzzwords. He readily leverages the knowledge, opportunities, and support he’s been given to catapult exceptional organizations, like SHPE, to their rightful place as a nationally renowned and respected change-makers.

Chris has spent his 20+ year career serving nonprofits with various missions and audiences including multilingual, multicultural, socioeconomically challenged and isolated, underrepresented, victims of family violence, and those who struggle with substance abuse and/or mental health.

These broad experiences have made him highly skilled at implementing transformational strategies while growing annual budgets, improving operational processes, building top-tier teams, and raising more than $100 million to support worthy organizations.

At the age of 29, Chris was a recipient of a 40Under40 Award by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of the top 40 young leaders in the Fort Worth community. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Tech Innovadores Award from the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership in recognition of the visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership of multicultural digital inclusion advocates. In addition to his advanced degrees, Chris holds professional certifications in executive management; nonprofit fundraising; governance, risk, and compliance; and leadership.

Chris lives in the Dallas metropolitan area with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

Short Bio (100 words)

Dr. Chris Wilkie is the CEO at SHPE, a nonprofit member organization devoted to leading Hispanics in STEM. Always listening and learning, Chris is committed to diversity and inclusion and catapulting SHPE to its rightful place as a nationally renowned organization. He has spent his 20+ year career serving nonprofits with various missions and audiences and these experiences have made him skilled at implementing transformational strategies. In addition to his advanced degrees, Chris holds professional certifications in executive management; nonprofit fundraising; governance, risk, and compliance; and leadership. He lives in the Dallas metro area with his wife and two daughters.

Approved Images

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Videos

Video Playlist
1/3 videos
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Welcome to #SHPE2021 – Opening Ceremony @2021 SHPE National Convention
Welcome to #SHPE2021 – Opening Ceremony @2021 SHPE National Convention
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Meet the CEO – National Meeting and Meet the CEO @2021 SHPE National Convention
Meet the CEO – National Meeting and Meet the CEO @2021 SHPE National Convention
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Inclusive Leadership – DevOps 2021| Inclusive Leadership: Empathy and Allyship with Dr. Chris Wilkie
Inclusive Leadership – DevOps 2021| Inclusive Leadership: Empathy and Allyship with Dr. Chris Wilkie

Articles

In October 2021, after 4 years as the COO of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), Dr. Chris Wilkie was chosen to serve as the next CEO for this nationally revered, member-driven nonprofit organization.
Most Empowering Business-Leaders Leading Through The Change
My name is Dr. Chris Wilkie – a Sexologist by formal education, and a nonprofit executive by profession. I am currently the CEO of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), and I have some thoughts on governance.
Interview: Dr. Chris Miguel Wilkie aims to attain more Hispanic representation in STEM
Interview: Dr. Chris Miguel Wilkie aims to attain more Hispanic representation in STEM