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Kristin Groos Richmond

Senior Fellow

Kristin is a champion of healthy  family  nutrition and citywide wellness, serving as Founder and CEO of Revolution Foods from 2006 to 2021. As Chairwoman of the Board from 2021 – 2022, her mission was to build lifelong healthy eaters by serving healthy, delicious, and affordable meals in many of our nation’s most at-risk communities. Revolution Foods’ efforts to tackle the growing food insecurity trend through innovative public-private partnerships expanded access to healthy food across 400 cities nationwide. Revolution Foods has designed, produced, and distributed approximately 800 million culturally relevant, chef-crafted meals to schools and community segments, including school districts, charter networks, food banks, senior centers, homeless shelters, and citywide feeding programs. With over 1,000 employees, Revolution Foods was recognized three years in a row by Harvard’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as one of the top 100 highest-growth inner-city job creators in the United States. Revolution Foods has been named as one of Forbes’ “Seven World-Changing Companies to Watch,” Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2021, and B Corp’s “Best for the World” companies in 2021 and 2022.

Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kristin was Vice President of Resources for Indispensable Schools and Educators, where she grew the organization to a nationally scalable model working to help school leaders recognize and retain outstanding teachers.

She began her career at Citi in Investment Banking. She was a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions during President Obama’s Administration. From 2000 to 2002, she lived in Nairobi and co-founded the Kenya Community Center for Learning (KCCL).

Much of Kristin’s life work has been dedicated to helping youth achieve greater academic outcomes, helping drive systems change through innovative municipal partnerships, and championing purpose-driven business as a critical part of next-stage effective, multi-stakeholder capitalism.

Kristin is also an Aspen Fellow, an Ashoka Fellow, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is on the Board of Directors of Generate Capital, a leading clean energy investment company and sustainable infrastructure operator, Food4 Education in Kenya, and U.C. Berkeley and Ideagarden’s Plant Futures Initiative. In 2020, Kristin was recognized as one of Inc.’s “Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs.”

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.