Kristin Gimbel

Kristin is a possibility thinker driven to amplify voice and co-create solutions for lasting impact. She approaches all of her work through an asset-based lens and is passionate about building the capacity of communities furthest from opportunity to drive change.

Much of her career has included working with multicultural and underserved communities at the intersection of education, youth development, health, housing and social justice.

Kristin brings more than 15 years of experience spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors to her role at Metropolitan Group including more than a decade working in senior leadership roles in the nonprofit sector.

Prior to MG, was Vice President of Strategy & Impact for EarlyWorks, LLC, a social impact and strategic communications firm based in Detroit. In this role, she led an effort to position and develop outreach strategies rooted in cultural context for an immigrant economic development organization. She also was the strategic lead for the naming, branding and organizational development of a place-based hub for nonprofit collaboration engaging and co-creating with diverse stakeholders through a multi-year effort to launch the organization.

Before EarlyWorks, Kristin was Public Affairs Director for the Chief Education Office in Oregon. In this role she served as the strategic communication lead across the state’s cradle to career education efforts on behalf of Governor Kate Brown, coordinating with multiple agencies, stakeholders and communities around the state to lead campaigns, build coalitions and cultivate cross-sector partnerships. She also led community engagement around policy issues focused on social and racial equity including Government to Government convenings with Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes.

Kristin recently returned “home” to Portland, Oregon with her husband and two kiddos. A self-proclaimed wanderlust, Kristin is in constant search of her next adventure, and when not spurring social change, you’ll find her chasing her two young sons or out on a trail somewhere running.