Kirsten Carroll is a Director at the Civic Consulting Alliance. Prior to joining CCA, she worked for 12 years at the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, most recently as its Vice-President of Policy. Her work with the Civic Committee’s Tax Policy Task Force culminated in the publication of the 2017 report, Bringing Illinois Back: A Framework for Our Future, which provides a comprehensive, long-term plan for restoring Illinois’ fiscal integrity and its reputation among investors.
During her tenure with the Civic Committee, she spearheaded a number of state finance policy initiatives, including public pension reform efforts, and managed the Veterans Working Group, a coalition of 50 of Chicagoland’s largest employers who implement best practices in veteran recruitment, hiring and retention.
Before transitioning to the non-profit sector, Kirsten was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.
Kirsten holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, as well as an MBA from the Booth School of Business. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University with a joint concentration in Economics and Government.