Kristin Braun Connelly
President and CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council
Kristin Braun Connelly is the President and CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council, an employer-led public policy advocacy organization focused on economic vitality and quality of life in the East Bay. She is also the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership. Kristin is the former Executive Director of the California Forward Action Fund, a non-profit governance reform organization that sponsored a statewide ballot measure and advocated for legislative and budget reform. In addition, she practiced employment law at the firm Sidley Austin LLP in New York City.
Kristin served as the Director of the Winter Elections Leadership Conference for CASC and earned a law degree from Fordham University, a master's in public policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor's from UCLA as a Frank H. Buck Scholar. She is an elected member of the Acalanes Union High School District Governing Board and serves on the Advisory Board of the Northern California Small Business Development Centers.