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Kristin Gibbs


How She Empowers Others

Kristin Gibbs is General Manager of Marketing, North America for the Lighting Division of General Electric based in Cleveland, Ohio. In this position she leads the Marketing and Consumer strategy for GE’s Lighting products as it undergoes an extraordinary transformation to a more energy-efficient future state.  

Kristin was most recently with Nestlé USA as the Director of Marketing for LEAN CUISINE®. In this position she drove the brand’s business and marketing strategy, product innovation and commitment to empowering women.

Kristin joined Nestlé USA in 1996 based in Los Angeles, California. During her 14 years with Nestlé, she was responsible for the growth of brands such as JUICY JUICE®, NESTLÉ® NESQUIK®, COFFEE-MATE®, NESCAFE® and NESTLE® HOT COCOA.

Prior to joining Nestlé, Kristin was the Head Assistant Women's Swimming Coach at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1990-1994. She was a member of UCLA’s nationally-ranked Division 1 Women’s Swimming program from 1987-1990.

Kristin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA in 1996.

Kristin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in Shaker Heights, Ohio. While in Los Angeles, Kristin was an active member of the Junior League of Los Angeles for 7 years and The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena for 4 years.  

Kristin and her husband, Josh, reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and are the proud parents of a 6 year old daughter, Alison and a 4 year old son, Pearce.