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Kristin Schwarz

Director, Innovation Communications

Kristin is the Director of Innovation Communications. Based in New York, NY, she joined GE Ventures in 2016.

Kristin is responsible for leading global innovation storytelling across GE and leads external communications, executive and culture communications, media relations and issues management for Business Innovations. 

She is passionate about working with startups and bringing brands alive through thought leadership, creative storytelling and reputation management. She also has a successful track record in building integrated communications strategies that support business objectives and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. 

She started her career at GE through the Communications Leadership Development Program. She has since held several communications leadership positions of increasing responsibility in GE Oil & Gas, GE Power, GE Renewable Energy and a regional role in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Kristin holds an MBA from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in Business from The College of William & Mary.  A true global nomad, she has lived abroad in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Singapore.   

In her free time, Kristin can be found enjoying the outdoors, taking pictures with her Nikon and secretly plotting the next stamp for her passport.