Colleen Russell Criste

Senior VP Development

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Colleen joined KPCC in 2017 after having been the Chief Development Officer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Colleen served as Associate Vice President of Annual Giving at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she led a team of 15 development professionals and was responsible for all charitable contributions from individuals.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Colleen led the fundraising and marketing efforts for Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project; and worked at The Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Colleen also has strong ties to public media, having served as a member (and Chair) of the Board of Directors for WYEP-FM in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.