Kristen Scott Kennedy


Kristen Scott Kennedy

Director, Office of the President

Contact Kristen with questions about GEO’s work on culture, speaking engagements for Kathleen Enright and possible work or partnerships in California and North Carolina.

Prior to joining GEO Kristen worked for the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, a membership organization that promotes the use of cooperatives as a development paradigm. Previously, she was managing director at The Bhutan Canada Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to improving education in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In this role, Kristen gained direct experience taking a nonprofit from “start up” mode to the early stages of growth. As managing director she was oversaw program development, strategic planning, board management, communications and fundraising.

Kristen received her master of public administration from American University’s School of Public Affairs. During her time at SPA, Kristen focused on nonprofit management and conducted research related to nonprofit finance.

Kristen began her career in communications and operations at The Unusual Suspects Theater Company in Los Angeles before working in fundraising at The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto, CA and Macmillan Cancer Support in London, UK. Kristen is an alumna of the University of Southern California and a recipient of the Nonprofit Executive Scholarship at the Richard Ivey School of Business.