Kristin Volk brings her vibrant personality, abundant energy, and consummate professionalism to stages of all sizes. She engages audiences in ways that are meaningful and memorable, and leaves them with tips, techniques, and thought-provoking ideas.
Kristin is a marketing director, Emmy-award winning journalist, frequent speaker, and all-around “chief engagement officer.” Specifically, she focuses on social media, experiential marketing, communication strategies, video production, employee engagement, and recognition.
In her marketing career, Kristin leads a top 10 Cleveland-based law firm in its branding, business development, and overall growth strategies. Her efforts in just three years have paid off. Since Kristin’s arrival, the firm has increased the number of its attorneys by 30% and gained more than 1,300 clients.
As a broadcast journalist, Kristin spent more than a decade covering international, national, and local stories. She won an Emmy for an investigation into a Cleveland police case. She spent the bulk of her reporting career in Washington, D.C., where she regularly reported from the White House and Capitol Hill, interviewing notable figures like former President Barack Obama and late senators, John McCain and Ted Kennedy, among others.
While reporting for United Press International, Kristin spent three weeks embedded with the military in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. She also spent three months investigating widespread sexual abuse allegations within the Boy Scouts of America as a producer for the Scripps National Investigative Unit.
Kristin moved to Cleveland in 2012 to work for Cleveland’s News 5. During her time there, she covered the discovery of three missing Cleveland girls held captive for nearly a decade, the 2016 NBA Championship win, and the troubling conditions of state-sponsored homes for individuals with mental health issues.
Aside from her career, Kristin is a board member for Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO). She serves on the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute Advisory Committee and volunteers for the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She also volunteers at Community of Hope, an organization that pairs adults with teens who are about to age out of the foster care system.
Kristin’s personal interests include water skiing and running. A native of the Toledo area, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Denison University and her master’s from Northwestern University.