Louis Provenzano

Co-Founder, Certified Medical Interpreters, LLC.

Louis F. Provenzano, Jr. is the Co-Founder of Certified Medical Interpreters, LLC and is the immediate past President and CEO of Language Line Services, the world’s largest interpreting firm.

He is the recipient of the prestigious "Raquel Cashman Language Access" award from the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the “Friend of CHIA” award from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) in recognition of his efforts to create new solutions to improve healthcare for limited-English speakers.

Louis is the co-founder of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters ( and the founder of the Louis F. Provenzano Foundation for Medical Interpreters (

Louis received his B.A. from Boston College in Romance Languages and International Business Law. He speaks six languages and lives in Paris and New York.

You can read Louis' comments on the language industry, legislation and other topics at, his recent language blog at or on Twitter