Rockstar — Kristen Dufauchard
Kristen Dufauchard is a connector, storyteller, and culture creator who builds community and drives social change. She has over a decade of experience executing campaigns for international brands. She previously managed global brand strategy for talent and DEI at Nielsen and led the Department of Communications for NYU's Division of Libraries.
Kristen is the Founder and CEO of aKrewe NOLA Consulting, a corporate marketing and event planning firm based in New Orleans. aKrewe is responsible for The Business Exchange, a networking event series that champions and celebrates diverse professionals' personal and career growth. The series is designed for creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators identifying as Black, Brown, LGBTQ+, women, and allies of these communities to share social connections, exchange ideas, and expand their professional networks. The aKrewe community initiative also addresses marketing affordability by pooling resources for local organizations to promote their new business, product, or service to over 1200 community members. The funding is then reinvested to keep events accessible for attendees, encouraging growth from a 360 perspective.
Originally from New Orleans, Kristen graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and earned a Master of Public Administration from Southern University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and you can find her exploring new countries and cultures, kickboxing, or listening to podcasts in her spare time.