Kristen grew up with an influence from both of her parents' careers in public education and service to community organizations in the Erie region for decades. After graduating from Girard High School in 1988 and Indiana University of PA in 1991, Kristen Blucas spent the first 20 years of her career as creative public relations and events professional for nonprofits, tech startups, entertainment giants, luxury brands and Fortune 500s across the globe.
After living in various US large cities, she returned to the Girard area to live in peace (and travel to chaos )and began working at Erie Insurance in 2009. In her time at ERIE, she has held various roles, all geared to the discovery and creation of new programs, partnerships, initiatives and various communities' experiences.
She is currently a Senior Analyst, Workforce of the Future within the Human Resources and Strategy Division and Mom to her daughter, a Rice Avenue Middle School student.
She holds an Advance Program Management certification from Stanford University and a social responsibility certification from Boston College Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Throughout her career, she has been honored to serve and advance the work of the following organizations' boards or board committees: American Heart Association, VA; Erie LakeLands Association, PA; Family Services of NWPA, PA; Front Royal Chamber of Commerce, VA; Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, CA; National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Program, VA; National Council of LaRaza (now UnidosUS); National Football League Charities (now Foundation),NY; NextStepFitness, CA; Spartanburg Arts Council, SC; Spartanburg Adult Literacy Council, SC; The Warren County Council on Domestic Violence, VA; Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation, PA; United Way of the Piedmont, SC; and the Virginia Tourism Board, VA.