Christopher Urena, MBA, CAE

Christopher UrenaChris has a unique combination of nonprofit and for-profit adult education development for large healthcare associations. Most recently, he was the director of Professional Development for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) where he oversaw the operations for the strategic planning, production, marketing, and success measurement for ASHA’s continuing education portfolio. Prior to ASHA, Urena was the vice president, Business Development for CommPartners, a leading EdTech firm, which offers digital learning solutions and consultation services.

As chief learning officer, Chris brings innovative leadership for the identification, development, and evaluation of learning-based education and products by using instructional design techniques and leveraging technologies for e-learning. He also oversees and manages the diverse activities of the Education, Programs and Meetings Department to include: the annual meeting (ENDO), Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU), Continuing Medical Education Symposia (CMES), and patient resources through the Patient Engagement portal.

Chris received his BA in social sciences from Towson University and his MBA from University of Maryland University College. He holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and is the recipient of the 2017 Forty Under 40, Association Forum of Chicagoland award as well as a Power of A (Silver Award) from the American Society of Association Executives.

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