Tess Kristensen, M.B.A, M. Ed., is a consultant with 23+ years’ experience in Strategic Planning/Learning and Development. She acts as a “change expert” by determining what moves people, how organizations breathe, and creating plans to make it happen. She is a clinical adjunct faculty member at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and has worked with M.B.A. students to manage client consulting engagements including: Wolters-Kluwer, Gift of Life Donor Program, Tyler School of Art, Boyer School of Music, NorthEast Treatment Centers, Philly Foodworks and the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Additional clients include Hilliard Lyons, United Capital and Gift of Life Institute. Tess also led large-scale educational initiatives at financial services firms including Janney Montgomery Scott, Raymond James, and TD Ameritrade. In addition, she holds the Series 7 license and is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor.
Tess is also actively involved in the community and is on the Board of Directors of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Chapter, and has served as a Board Member and Program Committee Chair at the Metropolitan Career Center, led the Volunteer Committee for the ADL’s Walk Against Hate in 2012, and served in various volunteer roles at the ACLU including leading the committee for the ACLU’s award-winning participation in the 2014 Pride Parade.