Kristi joined the USC Price Development team in February 2014. And since then, she has been at the core of our development team initially as the Interim Director of Events, then as the Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund and now as a Senior Director of Development – all during the Campaign for USC which brought in an historic 150 million to the USC Price School. Kristi is a lead fundraiser and a valuable asset to our team. She works closely with USC Price alumni, parents, friends and corporate partners. She has managed the Price Real Estate Advisory Board, the Price Real Estate Alumni & Affiliates Program (PREAA) and the Price Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also works closely with our METRANS Transportation Center on their Associates Program and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. She currently is the school liaison for the USC Sacramento Advisory Board and the City/County Management Fellowship Fund Board. In years past, through her annual fund efforts, she has furthered the success of many of our different giving societies including the Price Athenian Society, the school’s premier philanthropic support group.
Prior to USC Price, Kristi oversaw stewardship and events at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. There, Kristi was a part of the Campaign she spearheaded the opening of the school’s newest state-of-the-art Interactive Media building in June of 2013. Kristi and her team at SCA, helped to raise $157 million in school support during the Campaign for USC. And, prior to that, Kristi initially joined USC in 2007 at the Office of Protocol and University Events, where she planned and executed prestigious large-scale development and fundraising events with most of the units and schools across the university. With her vast knowledge of the USC community and over 12 years of development and event experience, Kristi is a valuable asset to the USC Price Development team.
Kristi has also worked for Nordstrom and ESPN on large scale events including Nordstrom store openings, the ESPY Awards and ESVPN X Games. Kristi holds a B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University and an M.A. from USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism.