Chris Plutte : Executive Director

Chris went to university abroad - which changed everything.  During his time abroad he created GNG with three classmates from the American University of Paris.  Harnessing his knack for turning ideas into reality, Chris has led GNG to where we are today! Chris took a two-year break from Global Nomads Group to work as Rwanda Country Director and Regional Chief of Party (DRC/Burundi/Rwanda) at Search for Common Ground. During this time he was fortunate to be mentored by some outstanding colleagues.  

Passionate about challenging people's misconceptions of one another, Chris loves watching people who otherwise wouldn’t interact connect, find commonalities, and form unexpected lifelong friendships. In his free time you can find Chris catching up with family and friends both near and far.  A Sunday afternoon is typically spent with NPR and the NY Times.