Chris Soukup is Chief Executive Officer of CSD. A 2001 graduate of Gallaudet University, Chris has held diverse and progressively responsible positions thoughout the organization. He began his journey with CSD working in a community-based role in the mid-1990’s. Since 2005, he has been a member of CSD’s executive leadership team, and in 2014, he was appointed by the CSD Board of Directors to lead and support this growing company as Chief Executive Officer.
Serving as a senior company spokesperson, he has represented CSD at a plethora of events throughout North America including domestic and international conferences relating to the Deaf, community-based public forums, educational panels and instructional workshops, and other public engagements.
Over the past several years he has served on a number of prominent committees and advisory boards that support issues interfacing with the Deaf community including the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee and the USBLN Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee.