Christine Pendleton (she/her) exemplifies WittKieffer’s spirit of professional dedication and commitment to clients. Based in the firm’s Oak Brook, Illinois, office, Christine works to identify presidents, chancellors, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and chief diversity officers on behalf of top colleges and universities, as well as key senior leaders in non-profit organizations.
Christine is the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Council and the director of its Community Fund. She has twice been the recipient of a WittKieffer Quality Award. She is also a member of the AESC Diversity Leadership Council.
Prior to joining WittKieffer, Christine worked at a community-based education, career development, and supportive services organization in Chicago. In her role, she was responsible for developing and implementing fundraising, marketing, communications, and program growth plans.
In addition to her professional work, Christine devotes a significant amount of her time to community service activities. She has served as a volunteer consultant for local and national non-profit organizations in strategic planning and marketing. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Junior League of Chicago and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition, she has completed the eCornell certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion, which focuses on improving employee engagement, counteracting unconscious bias, and fostering an inclusive work climate.