Kristine, a fourth-generation Californian, is Cruise's Chief Communications Officer. With over 20 years of experience, Kristine leads the efforts to tackle the communications challenge of a generation and build trust as Cruise solves the engineering challenge of a generation.
Before joining Cruise, Kristine was most recently Edelman’s president of the US Western Region, leading 650+ colleagues as well as award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from fast-growing start-ups to prestigious Fortune 50s. She began her career deep in the early days of the tech sector, helping start-ups develop business plans where she discovered the power of storytelling as a key factor in a company's ultimate success.
Kristine holds a BA and MBA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She lives in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband in a historic Victorian they painstakingly restored over the course of several years.