Kristi Donovan, MS, CAE
A native of the Washington, DC area, Kristi recently joined McKinley after nearly two decades working in professional societies and trade associations, small, medium and large. After college, she found her first full-time job in an association and quickly developed a passion for association work. Her diverse and varied experience in member engagement, community development, knowledge management, organizational strategy, professional development, web-based communications and volunteer management provides a solid foundation from which helps find solutions that meet client needs.
Kristi is a Certified Association Executive and has served as a facilitator for the CAE immersion program, in addition to authoring the chapter on knowledge management for ASAE’s second edition of Core Competencies in Association Professional Development. She has been an active member of ASAE since the very beginning of her association career with prior involvement in ASAE’s Diversity and Professional Development Committees and as a former leader of ASAE’s emerging leaders’ community.
She has a master of science in organization development and strategic human resources from Johns Hopkins University and undergraduate degrees in business administration and healthcare management from Towson University. When she’s not working, Kristi enjoys helping girls develop leadership skills as a troop leader for Girl Scouts, finding her Zen through yoga and spending time outdoors. She resides in Virginia with her two daughters and husband, Ryan.