Kristin Holmberg-Wright is the Distinguished Lecturer of Management and Organization Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. She is the author of numerous publications ranging from soft management skills, entrepreneurial management, leadership, mentoring, and online teaching to the global economic crisis and municipal bonds. Most recently, she was awarded the 2013 Franklin Award for Excellence in Research. She has also been a speaker at numerous national conferences. Kristin has served as a special assistant to the system president at both Indiana University and the University of Illinois. Additionally, she has been a healthcare executive specializing in training, human resource development, and total quality management.
She has held publically elected positions of both president (mayor) and constable/trustee of the Village of North Bay in the State of Wisconsin for over twenty years. She also sits on numerous governmental committees and task forces.
Recognizing the need for leadership and management development in the local community, in 2014 she began the consulting firm Hright Wave Leadership Advancement. Hright Wave bridges management theory and research with effective practical ideas to assist local companies and participants improve their leadership and entrepreneurial skill sets.
She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in administration, adult and continuing education with a specialization in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.