Kristie C. McCullough

Kristie is a principal consultant based in Clarus’ Birmingham office. Kristie leads client engagements and relationships with a focus on strategic planning, communications planning, organizational development, and leadership and team development. Kristie manages highly complex projects that require balanced focus on strategic, operational and organizational issues. She excels at working side-by-side with clients to formulate highly effective, outcomes-focused plans and uses her keen senses of perception and empathy to help clients increase employee engagement and optimize organizational effectiveness. In addition to working with a diverse base of private sector, higher education and non-profit clients, Kristie has successfully led large-scale public sector planning and organizational development projects across the country, with particular expertise in the fields of social services and public child welfare.

Kristie is a member of The Women’s Network and the Leadership Birmingham Alumni Association, and serves on the board of directors for the Homewood City Schools Foundation, the Alabama Advisory Council of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the Administrative Board of Trinity United Methodist Church. In her spare time, Kristie enjoys her book club, mission trips, and spending time with her daughter, Sarah Trammell.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Clarus, Kristie served as an executive director in the non-profit sector for over 15 years. Her experience with non-profits gave Kristie valuable insight into the unique opportunities and challenges that confront mission-driven organizations, including issues related to public policy, governance, fund development and volunteer management.


Birmingham-Southern College
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Professional & Community Involvement

Kiwanis Club of Birmingham
Leadership Birmingham Alumni Association
Homewood City Schools Foundation Board of Directors
Alabama Advisory Council of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Women’s Network member


Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2004
Birmingham Business Journal “Top 40 Under 40”, Class of 1997


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