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Kirsten McGregor

Principal at Sagax Associates, LLC

Wilmington, DE, United States

Kirsten McGregor is uniquely qualified to support clients through repeated waves of disruption – a trend that, with recent climate change, pandemic, and social justice events, is increasingly becoming a common experience for communities around the globe. The Sagax Resilience MindsetTM is an approach that helps regions prioritize recovery and resilience, so they are better positioned to respond to and prepare for the ongoing impacts
of future disruptions. This mindset shift not only increases communities’ stamina to mitigate urgent crises, but also creates space to design adaptive, entrepreneurial solutions that help unlock a region’s full potential.
Kirsten founded Sagax Associates in 2013. Today, she and her team of cross-sector specialists leverage decades of strategic planning and economic recovery expertise to manage complex initiatives both
in the U.S. and abroad. Kirsten has held prominent roles as Senior Policy Advisor on President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Deputy Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office,
and Lead Economic Recovery Coordinator for New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. She is currently providing long-term comprehensive recovery services for the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria
and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Delaware Joseph Biden School of Public Policy’s Institute for
Public Administration, providing guidance for their Recover Delaware initiatives. Kirsten is a sought-after advisor on economic recovery and development; in 2020, she was recognized as Top 50 International COVID-19 Thought Leader and Top 50 Global GovTech Influencer. A complete list of economic recovery assignments, awards, education, and engagements can be found at LinkedIn.com/In/EconomicRecovery.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Wilmington, DE
Speaking Topics: Economic resilience & recovery, Recovery oversight and governance

Kirsten McGregorPoints
Academic0
Author12
Influencer6
Speaker12
Entrepreneur0
Total30

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Company Information

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

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity 31.88
Business Strategy 30.14
Culture
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 30.47
Innovation
Leadership 30.65
Management 30.65
Procurement
Sustainability 31.20
COVID19 46.78
Govtech 30.63
Renewable Energy 31.47
Supply Chain 30.13

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Higher Education & Research
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

9 Article/Blogs
Leadership Through Economic Recovery
Thrive Global
July 20, 2020
The top five mistakes that leaders make during economic recovery and how to avoid them.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, COVID19

Leadership During Economic Recovery
National Association of Woman Business Owners
July 12, 2020
Leadership During Economic Recovery with a focus on women leaders

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Management

How to Avoid Common Economic Recovery Mistakes
Redevelopment Institute
July 09, 2020

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Management

Leadership During Economic Recovery
https://www.nawbo.org
July 01, 2020
Focus on women leaders during economic recovery

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Management

Six Steps for Economic Recovery
Www.choosedelaware.org
June 01, 2020
Focus on economic recovery practices in Delaware

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Management

Economic Recovery Part 2- Priorites
LinkedIn
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
LinkedIn
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
LinkedIn
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

2 Media Interviews
Radio Interview with WDEL on economic recovery with Peter MacArthur
WDEL Radio
July 07, 2020

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Tags: Business Continuity, COVID19, Leadership

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

2 Speaking Engagements
Iowa Area Development Council Economic Revovery
Www.iAdg.com
December 02, 2020
Focus on economic recovery practices in Iowa with a specific focus on rural energy utilities and the derecho storm that took place a few days prior

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Tags: COVID19, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

IEDC Economic Resilience Plan Alignment
Www.iedc.com
October 08, 2020
Annual Conference -Economic resilience planning and plan alignment with islands as pilots

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Management

1 Webinar
Six Steps for Economic Recovery
https://www.derascl.org/
December 02, 2020
Focus on economic recovery practices in Delaware as relating to sustainment development

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Sustainability

2 Webinars
ROI Economic Recovery Foreign Direct Investment
Www.gazelle.ai
July 01, 2020
Focus on economic recovery practices with a specific focus on near shoring and foreign direct investment

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Supply Chain

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 Gazelle.ai; 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

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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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