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Kris Van Giesen

VP, National Expansion


Kris brings an expertise in philanthropy, government relations, fundraising, corporate partnerships, and new business development, having led teams in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors throughout his 30 year career.

Kris began working in professional sports, prior to serving in The White House and Administration in Washington, DC for eight years, serving in the Office of the President and Vice President in both domestic and foreign roles. Following his time in Washington, D.C., Kris returned home to California where he helped raise significant funds to start and manage an international online business and then worked as a Senior Director for new business at an Omnicom Group owned firm.

Kris has spent the past 20+ years holding senior leadership and management positions, directing large teams and raising over $100 million in support through public, private and nonprofit relationships. Over two decades, Kris has devised and implemented complex strategies for long-term revenue growth, built significant corporate and political partnerships, launched effective donor development and retention initiatives, and challenged his large teams and board members to fulfill their commitments to achieve their significant and impactful goals, together.

Kris grew up in Sonoma County and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in International Political Economics with an emphasis in Public Policy and Business. He lives in San Francisco with his family where he volunteers with multiple organizations, explores the many corners of the city, enjoys hiking and skiing, attends as many San Francisco Giants baseball and Cal Bears football games as possible, and is constantly in search of THE perfect burrito!

Email: kris@dignitymoves.org