Christine Kidwell is the associate director of Business for Impact, where she focuses on strategy, business development, partnerships, public relations, and student and alumni engagement. Previously, she ran operations and managed a $20 million endowment for the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, focusing on building stronger bridges of understanding between the Muslim world and the West.
Kidwell worked for the District of Columbia Government in both the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Outreach and City Council. She served as a primary author of the Council’s Ethics Reform legislation and advised the mayor on education reform, crime alleviation, and neighborhood development.
With over a decade of connecting and collaborating with a myriad of individuals and stakeholders – often with conflicting interests – Kidwell has a keen ability to play both mediator and negotiator with ease. She is regarded for leading through service, cross-cultural understanding, creativity, and innovative problem solving. Kidwell aims to further illuminate issues surrounding access to health care, mental illness, prison reform, and religious freedom, believing that education most fundamentally happens through storytelling, relationship building and cultivating empathy.
Christine holds an Executive MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, a J.D. from Washington and Lee University, and a B.A. in English from Cornell University.
Please contact Christine at Christine.Kidwell@georgetown.edu