Please welcome Kristen Waters to the You're the Cure family! Kristen joins the SouthWest Affiliate Advocacy Team as Director of Advocacy and Community Integration.
I’d like to formally introduce myself to you all as the new Government Relations/Community Integration Director for the state of Wyoming!
For the past 6-months, I’ve had the opportunity to work on the public awareness campaign for Mission: Lifeline Wyoming as the Wyoming Communications Director. I transferred from Omaha, Nebraska where I spent 2.5 years as the Communications Director for the state. I’m honored to be able to join the No.1 advocacy team in the AHA and continue to work with the awesome staff and team of volunteers in Wyoming!
A little background about myself, before my professional career started at the American Heart Association, I was a longtime volunteer with the organization as a way to honor of my dear grandmother, who died from heart disease. At the time, I was an television news producer and helped connect my station with AHA, and ultimately become a media sponsor for many of the local fundraising events. Before that, I lived in Washington D.C., where I worked as an Government Relations/Advocacy coordinator in the federal office for a property and casualty insurance trade association based in Chicago. Raised in Omaha, Nebraska, I ventured off to Lincoln for college where I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers) with a news editorial/political science background, and was a sports reporter for the school newspaper!
I’m currently living in Jackson, Wyoming with a rescue Puggle named Charlie Rose, a grumpy old Maine Coon cat named Mr. Jazz Man. I love spending time in the mountains, drinking coffee and finding ways to better my community!
I’m very much looking forward to meeting you all in person, and working together to better the cardiovascular health of Wyoming!
**To learn more about Kristen, please feel free to email her at Kristen.Waters@heart.org.