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Kriston Alford McIntosh

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Chief Communications and Marketing Officer



Kriston Alford McIntosh serves as the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the ACLU. In this capacity, she oversees the organization’s brand studio, media relations, marketing channels, digital engagement, internal communications, and external engagement strategy functions.

McIntosh joined the ACLU in 2022 in the role of Deputy Chief Communications Officer. Prior to the ACLU, Kriston’s experience in the nonprofit sector includes serving as the Managing Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, and in legislative and advocacy positions at the United Nations Foundation. In the private sector, she served as a Senior Vice President for Edelman Public Relations and a Managing Director at Hamilton Place Strategies. In government, Kriston was the Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and worked in policy and communications positions for Congressman John Lewis and Congressman John Conyers.

Kriston’s commentary has been published in outlets including CNN Business, BBC News, The Hill, and The Detroit Free Press. A graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Kriston also served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications program.