Kris started her second tenure at the School of the Arts Foundation in June 2015 as Executive Director. Before joining the Foundation, she served as the Senior Philanthropy Officer at Scripps Florida. Kris was the previous Director of Development for the School of the Arts Foundation from 2005 to 2013. Her experience includes being the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association, Associate Executive Director of The Arc of Palm Beach County and Director of Development and Community Programs for Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies. Kris has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of non-profit management and fund development. She received her certification as a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) in 2005. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Forum Club.
Kris earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida. Kris has a very supportive husband, Rick, two children, Kyle (married to Whitney) and Sarah (married to Robbie Turner) and three adorable granddaughters, Cora, Emilia and Lily. In her free time, Kris loves to run, swim, take yoga classes and is an avid reader. During Saturdays in the fall, you can find Kris cheering for her beloved Gators!