Washington, D.C. (Oct. 20, 2023)– Today, Arnold Ventures announced that award-winning, veteran communications executive Kristine Grow has been appointed vice president of communications, bringing her extensive experience in issue and brand management, advocacy communications, and media relations to the organization’s nonpartisan, evidence-based commitment to finding solutions to America’s most pressing problems.
Grow officially joins Arnold Ventures on October 30th, leading a team based in Houston and Washington, D.C. that is responsible for overseeing the philanthropy’s media relations, web and social media outreach, and additional communications strategies and platforms. She will bolster Arnold Ventures’ focus on strategic planning and execution, brand management, and leadership of its multifaceted communications team.
“Kristine Grow is one of the top strategic communicators in America, and her arrival represents a commitment to elevating the work that we do. Arnold Ventures takes on some of our nation’s greatest challenges, from rising health care costs to reforming the criminal justice system and beyond, and Kristine will be instrumental in amplifying our impact,” said James Williams, executive vice president of Advocacy at Arnold Ventures. “We’re excited to welcome aboard a dynamic leader who will help us navigate the ever-evolving landscape of communications and make an indelible mark on policymaking from the Beltway to state capitols and communities across the country.”
Prior to joining the communications team at Arnold Ventures, Grow was senior vice president of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), where she led communications strategy and execution. Before that, she led corporate communications strategy for Aetna, one of the leading nationwide health insurance providers. She previously served in communications positions for global corporations including Aramark and Unisys.
“The work that Arnold Ventures is doing is absolutely essential to improving the lives of millions of people living across our country,” said Grow. “It’s incredibly exciting to join their team as they fight to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice in some of the pivotal areas of our day-to-day lives.”
Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States with a team of more than 120 subject-matter experts headquartered in Houston with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. It works in five key issue areas: Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Public Finance. Its work is guided by Evidence-Based Policy, Research, and Advocacy.