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Kristen Mack

Senior Communications Officer

Kristen manages communications for a portfolio of programs, including the Chicago Commitment and 100&Change.

Prior to joining MacArthur, Kristen served as Director of Corporate Communications at the global public relations agency Golin, where she developed communications campaigns for corporate and nonprofit clients, including Dow, Humana, Hyatt, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and the Society of Actuaries. She also provided strategic counsel, issues management and crafted executive level thought leadership for clients. Previously, Kristen worked as Director of Media Relations for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Earlier in her career, Kristen was a City Hall reporter for the Chicago Tribune and political writer for the Washington Post and Houston Chronicle.

Kristen received her B.A. from Emory University and her Master’s in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kristen Mack works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

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