Kristie Giannetto

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New England Regional Network
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Associate Director of Philanthropy, Connecticut Chapter
The Nature Conservancy
Wallingford, Connecticut

Kristie Giannetto is Associate Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Chapter. In this position, Kristie manages a portfolio of major-gift donors, liaises with Board of Trustees and Conservation leaders and provides direction for select Philanthropy Operations activities.

Before working with the Philanthropy team, Kristie was the Director of Finance, Operations and Centralized Services for North America Marketing, Co-Lead of the Women in Nature (WIN) Employee Resource Group and, originally, the Operations Manager for the Connecticut Chapter. In her role with North America Marketing, she focused on finance, human resources, and operations at a national level for a team of 80 people within the marketing division. She also oversaw the Central Services team, a shared creative, production and design team for marketing at TNC. As co-lead for WIN, a program within the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, she co-managed 14 staff members across seven different time zones to advance the profile of women in conservation. Before coming to The Nature Conservancy, Kristie worked in the environmental field at a global and local level including roles as an environmental educator, a park ranger, an environmental consultant, a philanthropic travel planner and guide, and an operations consultant.

Kristie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Kristie previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut.