Kristen Campbell McGuire
As executive director of the Baltimore Collegetown Network, Kristen McGuire oversees initiatives to brand and develop Baltimore as a city that attracts, engages, and retains outstanding students. Over the last 11 years she has created award-winning marketing campaigns, a regional internship database, and the Collegetown LeaderShape program to get student leaders involved in community service. Kristen also oversees the nationally-recognized Collegetown Shuttle, numerous student programs, and a $1 million budget.
Prior to joining Baltimore Collegetown, Kristen was an information architect for RWD Technologies where she worked with clients in the online learning, pharmaceutical, and non-profit industries. She began her career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in public relations and creative services.
Kristen was named a “Successful by 40 VIP” in 2011 and an “Influential Marylander” in 2008 by The Daily Record, a “Top 40 Business Leader Under 40” in 2006 by the Baltimore Business Journal, and she graduated from the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership class in 2009. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication magna cum laude from James Madison University and a master’s in publication design from the University of Baltimore. Kristen sits on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Charles Street Development Corporation, and Live Baltimore.
Some of her favorite things about Baltimore are the O’s, running a marathon event (love how neighborhoods show mad support), Zeke’s, Belvedere Square Market, Druid Hill Park, Uncle Wiggly’s, taking her kiddos to Stadium Place playground, Marin Alsop, Renoir’s Child With A Hoop at the BMA, the loop around Ft. McHenry, date night with glass of wine at a new restaurant, meeting people doing amazing things here (there are SO many!).