Chuck Gillespie

Chuck Gillespie is the CEO of the National Wellness Institute. He has seen firsthand the importance of connecting people, processes, and strategies. His work in the wellness industry has been recognized and utilized nationally and internationally. Over the last 20 years, Chuck has developed numerous workplace and community initiatives, as well as evaluated and consulted with hundreds of organizations on wellness strategies. He is a former human resources executive with responsibilities that included leading workplace wellness efforts that resulted in a substantial financial and cultural impact to the company. He has spent time in the classroom teaching for Purdue University, IUPUI, and Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to the National Wellness Institute, Chuck was executive director of the Wellness Council of Indiana.

Chuck’s passion for helping others thrive is hard to miss. He has been recognized as a Friend of Wellness by the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology and as a Beacon Community Champion. Chuck was presented with the Hulman Health Achievement Award and accepted the Heathy 10 award for from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2017. Chuck holds degrees from Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis. He is happiest when spending quality time with his wife and daughter doing whatever they want to do – except shopping.


Success Stories from Award-Winning Employer Wellbeing Initiatives

Join National Wellness Institute CEO Chuck Gillespie to learn about what local employers are doing to manage the wellbeing of their workforce. Chuck will moderate a panel of award-winner wellness program managers who will share key elements of their initiatives past, present and future. Gina San Giovanni will discuss how AAA Northeast improved financial wellbeing and pay equity during pandemic times and beyond; Hilary Glynn will outline what Eversource Energy did to address mental/emotional wellbeing as storm after storm challenged this highly regulated organization, and Julie Paris from Akamai Technologies will outline their successes with employee engagement in a hybrid workforce through strategic communications, ERGS and more.