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 Marta Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
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.
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.