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Bio & CV for Kristy Manning

Kristy Manning brings to the table more than fifteen years of professional experience in creative media communications, sales, marketing and management. She has forged a strong reputation as a leader and builder of highly-motivated teams that reach and exceed their goals. She has created and implemented successful strategies for companies and departments on the West Coast of the U.S. as well as in Scandinavia and Switzerland.

Kristy ManningOver the years, she has developed accounts and fostered strategic
relationships with companies such as Apple, Google, Disney, Universal
Studios, Grey Advertising, Raytheon, Panda Restaurant Group, Sony
Pictures, Ticketmaster, BizRate, McGraw Hill and Peachpit. As Director
of West Coast Sales for BBC Worldwide, Kristy led her team to attain
an average of 22% revenue growth per year, one example of her aptitude
for strategy development and sales. In 2006, she was recognized as the
BBC Motion Gallery Person of the Year for the U.S.

Kristy is principal of Kristy Manning Creative Media and Management,
which she founded in 2009. Since starting her own firm, her primary
accounts include developing new marketing strategies for scientific outreach and education
for the ATLAS Experiment, co-creating the online Welcome Center for CERN newcomers,
and ongoing sales/marketing consulting for TAG! The Creative Source.

Kristy has a passion for technology, film, dance and design. She enjoys the outdoors, particularly rock and ice climbing, scuba diving, hiking, mountaineering and nature photography. She resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, Steve Giddings, a theoretical physicist and professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, and their son O.C. Giddings, the adventurer.


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