Corbin Advisors, a strategic communications and research consulting firm, has hired Kristen Phillips as vice president of non-profit advisory. She will be based in the firm’s Hartford, CT headquarters.

Phillips will be responsible for growing Corbin Advisors’ non-profit practice and will report to Robert McConnaughey, SVP, investor relations advisory and community impact. She will also advise non-profit organizations on increasing key stakeholder engagement, fundraising, overall effectiveness, and community impact.

Phillips brings more than 30 years of corporate, public sector, and non-profit experience. She joins Corbin from Lincoln Financial Group, where she spent more than 15 years and most recently served as SVP of corporate marketing, communications, and strategy. In the role, Phillips oversaw the company’s brand marketing and advertising, internal and external communications, and consumer market research.

Phillips also previously spent three years as president and CEO of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, leading and managing the orchestra’s administrative operations, including marketing, finance, operations, development, education, and HR.

Earlier in her career, she was VP of management consulting at AIG American General, where she led a team of 18 internal consultants working on strategic initiatives. Before that, Phillips was a senior consultant at EY and PwC.

She has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University.

“We’re thrilled to have Kristen join Corbin for Nonprofits in a leadership position. With decades of nonprofit experience, including as an executive, board member and volunteer, Kristen’s passion for advancing social good, building community and cultivating the arts – and her perspective within nonprofit organizations – positions her well to deliver valuable insights to our nonprofit clients,” said Rebecca Corbin, founder and CEO.

Corbin Advisors was founded in 2009 and provides consulting and proprietary research and analytics to help clients craft effective communication and engagement strategies. The firm works with clients in a range of industries on challenges in activism, crisis communications, M&A, IPOs, investor relations, and ESG.

Corbin Advisors has more than 30 employees according to LinkedIn.

“I’m really excited about joining Corbin in this role given its alignment with my professional experience and passion for making a positive impact on the community,” Phillips said. “I look forward to supporting the growth of this practice and our important work to help nonprofits more effectively fulfill their missions.”

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