Vice President, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Kim Christianson joined Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (“MACP”) in January 2013 and currently serves as vice president. Kim is responsible for the strategic oversight and leadership of the organization’s Human Resources, Office and Facilities, Information Technology and Project Implementation functions. She serves as a strategic partner and advisor to ensure a positive culture and work environment, as well as a highly engaged and well-equipped workforce.
Previously, Christianson was Human Resources Vice President, Global Healthcare Sector at Ecolab Inc. where she led a global team responsible for partnering with leaders to provide expertise in the areas of culture and inclusion, talent development, talent acquisition, workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, acquisition and integration, change management and leadership. Christianson was at Ecolab for 15 years, serving in Human Resource Business Partner roles in both operating units and corporate functions.
In addition to her role at MACP, Christianson volunteers with multiple organizations and is especially passionate about addressing youth homelessness and addressing food insecurity.
Christianson holds a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master’s of business administration with a concentration in human resources from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.