Kristan is a relationship builder who is driven to achieve results. She has spent the past 15 years providing strategic counsel, communications and operational support to senior and political leaders both in Nova Scotia and across Canada. Prior to joining NATIONAL, Kristan served as Chief of Staff to the Premier of Nova Scotia.
A strategic thinker, Kristan combines strong communications and planning skills with experience in public policy development, issues management, and stakeholder engagement. Her calm, steady approach to problem solving and collaborative leadership style allow her to tackle complex problems with measurable results. Drawing on her network, Kristan is well positioned to help clients navigate government and build effective relationships with decision-makers.
In addition to holding senior roles in the Office of the Premier, Kristan served as Director of Outreach and Executive Assistant to (then) Leader of the Official Opposition in Nova Scotia. Prior to this, she spent six years in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, providing strategic political, policy and communications advice for cabinet ministers and elected members, both in government and opposition.
Kristan is passionate about building meaningful relationships and inspiring people to make a difference in their province. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Political Science from Acadia University and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science (International Relations) from Dalhousie University.