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Kirsten McGregor

Principal at Sagax Associates, LLC

Wilmington, DE, United States

Kirsten McGregor, Principal of SAGAX Associates, LLC since 2013, is an Economic Recovery and Development Consultant supporting governments, nonprofit organizations, public-private partnerships, and businesses respond to and prepare for economic disruptions and disasters.
Major Economic Recovery/Development assignments include Senior Policy Advisor on President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force, Lead Economic Recovery Coordinator Consultant for the US Virgin Islands Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery, Lead Economic Recovery Coordinator through US Department of Commerce and FEMA for Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Recovery, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Coordinator US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, Deputy Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office, Founder and Executive Director of Open Bracket Delaware.
In 2018, Kirsten was recognized by Delaware Today magazine as a leading woman in business. Kirsten graduated with departmental honors with a Government concentration from Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and has a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) with a concentration on economic development. She is certified in Commercial Real Estate Development by the Urban Land Institute and she studied comparative politics and policy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Kirsten is a member of the Delaware Fund for Women where she served as Chair of the Grant Committee and was a Member of the Board of Directors. Kirsten is also a member of the Delaware Forum of Executive Women where she also served on the Board of Directors. She served as the Innovation for Job Creation Committee Chair as a Member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. As an advocate for citizens with special needs, Kirsten was appointed by Governor Markell and served for both the Delaware Governor’s Advisory Board for Exceptional Citizens and the Delaware State Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers.

Available For: Consulting
Travels From: Wilmington, DE

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Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Economic Recovery and Development
Theatre: International
Last Media Interview: 05/18/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity 31.49
Business Strategy 30.15
Future of Work 31.34
Leadership 30.15
Management 30.13
Sustainability 30.43
COVID19 41.67
Govtech 31.79

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Federal & Public Sector
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services

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4 Article/Blogs
Economic Recovery Part 2- Priorites
April 30, 2020
ECONOMIC RECOVERY: Process, Priorities, Planning & Partnerships during COVID 19, Part 2 looks at the priorities of the economic recovery process including intermediate and longer term strategies, COVID 19 specific challenges, and addressing pre-existing vulnerabilities.

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Tags: Future of Work, Business Continuity, COVID19

Economic Recovery Part 3- Planning and Partnerships
April 30, 2020
ECONOMIC RECOVERY: Process, Priorities, Planning & Partnerships during COVID 19, Part 3 looks at planning and partnerships necessary for economic recovery for aligned, tranparent, and cooridated planning. engagement, messaging strategies. and organizational oversight/governance.

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Tags: Future of Work, Business Continuity, COVID19

Leadership During Economic Recovery
Thrive Global
April 18, 2020
Economic recovery differs from economic development due to the urgency and focus necessary to respond to challenges during a chaotic and uncertain environment requiring a revised approach to leadership

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

Economic Recovery Part 1- The Process
April 18, 2020
ECONOMIC RECOVERY: Process, Priorities, Planning & Partnerships during COVID 19, Part 1 looks at the process of the disaster recovery continuum of disruption, response, intermediate and long term recovery, and ongoing preparedness.

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Tags: Sustainability, Future of Work, Business Continuity, COVID19

1 Media Interview
Kirsten McGregor, Economic Recovery, Expert Fun with Catherine B Roy
LHM International, Catherine Roy
May 11, 2020
Interview with Catherine Roy regarding Kirsten McGregor's subject matter expertise in economic recovery, particularly as it relates to COVID 19.

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy, COVID19

1 Webinar
Regional Strategies for Recovery
Northeast Development Association
June 04, 2020
Countries, states, regions and cities are all impacted in different ways by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Economic developers, chambers and businesses of all sizes are wondering, “What’s next?”. This webinar our expert panel addressed how economic development professionals can lead their community through new business hurdles and opportunities presented by the crisis. We also reviewed strategies to achieve stability and long-term growth as we move beyond COVID-19 shut-downs and stay-at-home orders. Panelists included Nadine Jeserich, PhD, VP of Analytics for ROI Research on Investment; Steven Jast, President and Founder of ROI Research on Investment and; and Kirsten McGregor, Principal of SAGAX Associates. Our moderator was NEDA Board Member David Campbell of Advance CT.

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Tags: Govtech, Future of Work, COVID19



1 Business
Economic Recovery Services- Federal Funding

Location: Virtual and international     Date Available: May 09th, 2020    Fees: Hourly, Retainer, Project base

Submission Date: May 09th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Over $ 2 trillion has been allocated to COVID 19 disruption recovery including $1.5 billion to the US Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration. I can help navigate and maximize CARES Act federal funding supplemental programs by providing consultative services with project prioritization, grant application development, and plans to leverage resources which is particularly important since budgets are decreasing and the need for recovery capacity is increasing.

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