Christian (Chris) Hendricks is the executive director of Lee Labs. Hendricks brings to the Lab almost thirty years of experience leading traditional and digital media organizations. His operational background includes corporate leadership roles at McClatchy, where he helmed its digital forays for nearly two decades. Chris has also served on numerous boards of directors, including Cars.com, Careerbuilder, and Apartments.com. Currently he is the managing director of Extol Digital, president of the Local Media Consortium and serves on the boards of Centro, Recruitology, and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.