EVA and Elder Care IQ Executive Director, Elder Care IQ Board Member
Kris is a founding member and Executive Director of Elder Voice Advocates and Elder Care IQ where she is a board member. She also owns The Links Group, a public affairs, marketing communications and public relations consulting firm. As a former executive and corporate officer for Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial companies, she brings a broad spectrum of experience and accomplishments to her current responsibilities.
Over the years she has been given several awards for professional excellence. She is a strategic leader with a track record of accomplishment guiding all aspects of corporate communications, non-profit management, investor relations and public affairs. Aggressive and creative programs resulted in substantial improvement in customer loyalty, employee commitment, investor interest, media fairness, community recognition and government support.
Public service has been a life-long focus. She has served on the boards of environmental non-profits, been elected to Shorewood City Council, appointed by the Minnesota Governor to the Minnesota Racing Commission, and selected by the Hennepin County Commission Chair to serve on the 2040 strategic planning committee and two watershed district boards.
Kris has a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University.
Kris honors the life of her father, who was one of many loved ones lost to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.