Senior Director of Membership and Business Development
Kristen is the former general manager for School and Student Services (SSS). Prior to joining SSS by NAIS in 2008, she spent eight years at prepGATE by First Marblehead Corporation, a student loan program serving the private primary and secondary school market. She began there as a regional manager and became vice president of business development.
A longtime industry expert on financial aid and the marketplace, Kristen has traveled the country presenting on the financial aid market to independent schools, associations, and trustees.
In addition to working with independent schools, she is a trustee at Oxford Academy (CT). An independent school parent, her daughters are enrolled in fifth and seventh grades at Berwick Academy (ME).