Kristin Harrelson O’Connor – Executive Director

In January 2018, Kristin assumed the role as Executive Director of the CCIM Foundation. In this capacity, Kristin is responsible for implementing effective operations and activities of the Foundation, as well as for advising and making recommendations to the Officers and Directors with respect to these activities and policies. This position works with the Foundation’s Board of Directors to identify, plan and implement the strategic direction of the Foundation.

After graduating college, Kristin worked for three years as a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives. Kristin joined the CCIM Institute as its first Legislative Analyst in March 2006 (later assuming the responsibility of the Bylaws committee and the Cultural Diversity Task Force). Kristin’s next role was as the Director of Special Projects. In this capacity, she worked with several of the Institute’s governing bodies including the Executive Committee, Governing Council, Nominating Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. She also worked with the Governance Task Force on the restructuring of the Institute, served as the liaison to the Site To Do Business committee, and staffed the CCIM Foundation (from 1999-2005). Kristin later served as the Institute’s Director of Organizational Development handling the HR responsibilities of the Institute, serving as liaison to the Cultural Diversity Advisory Board and assisting with the Leadership Development Academy.

From 2008 until 2017, Kristin served as the part-time Foundation Manager overseeing and administering the programs and activities of the CCIM Foundation.

Kristin earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (with emphasis on Philosophy, French and Political/Social Science) from Michigan State University in 1992.

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