Senior Program Advisor

Christianne Malone

Christianne Malone is a social architect and urbanist who works with organizations and individuals to unearth and promote their competitive advantage. A native Detroiter, Christianne is a strategic thought leader who is also a coalition builder, teacher, coach, marketer, and catalyzer. She is a renaissance woman and brings a wide range of knowledge to her work with experience in marketing, grassroots community relations outreach, economic development, non-profit management, and user-experience design.

Christianne currently serves as the Senior Program Advisor for Pontiac Community Foundation’s Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship and the Director, Community Marketing + Equity for Trailblaze Creative. Prior to joining these organizations, Christianne was deputy director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. In her position, responsible for operations, brand management, community relationship development, and execution of special events and programs. She also has worked with chambers of commerce, business incubators, collective impact initiatives, nonprofits, and Fortune1000 companies.

Christianne graduated from Xavier University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business. She is a founding board member of the Metro Museum of Design Detroit and serves on Detroit PAL’s Girls Changing the Game Committee.

When she’s not working with clients, she’s active on the lacrosse field. An active professional, she sits on USA Lacrosse’s Board of Directors and is the co-founder and youth program director for Detroit United Lacrosse, a nonprofit focused on youth character education and development through the values of lacrosse- respect, honor, and integrity. She is also a certified coach, clinician, and coach development trainer. 

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