Chris Killingsworth is the Vice President of the Wyss Foundation. She oversees all of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs including global conservation, women’s equality, economic opportunity and democracy.
Chris has overseen the rapid expansion of the Wyss Foundation’s scale and breadth of giving over the last decade, crafting projects and campaigns that have led to the protection of millions of acres of land and the adoption of policies that expand economic opportunity and advance an inclusive democracy. She is responsible for providing strategic direction to program officers, ensuring that programs are having the greatest possible impact, and working with the CEO and Board on new grantmaking initiatives. She joined the Wyss Foundation in 2001 as a Program Manager.
Before joining the Foundation, Chris worked for the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. on Secretarial priorities such as the establishment of new National Monuments and as the Assistant Manager of the Bureau of Land Management's first national monument—the Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah.