Kendra GalanteVice President
Kendra joined StreetCred in February 2022, having most recently served as the Director of Public Relations and Brand Management at Ron Carson’s eponymous Carson Group and Carson Wealth. Kendra managed Carson media relations through the arrival of Covid-19 in the United States and oversaw the expansion of the company’s bench of subject matter experts, working regularly with CNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, InvestmentNews, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor and more.
While at Carson, she was a founding member of the company’s award-winning DE&I committee and helped launch the FinServ Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to building a more inclusive, representative, and vibrant financial services profession by working directly with colleges and universities to support the next generation of skilled professionals.
Prior to joining the Carson Group, Kendra worked for Ervin & Smith Advertising and Public Relations, one of the top agencies in Omaha and the Midwest. For five years she worked on the TD Ameritrade account as Public Relations Counsel, running point on TD Ameritrade’s industry bellweather retirement studies.
Kendra is also skilled at making complex events work. She managed logistics for the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series, the leading West Coast forum for peace and justice, which included United Nations (UN) representatives, U.S. government officials and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Kendra launched into PR as a fresh graduate living the intern life in Washington, D.C. She interned for the fundraising arm of the UN Refugee Agency and then went to work at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the top foreign policy think tank. From the Arab Spring to nuclear nonproliferation, her media expertise quickly went global. She’s staffed her fair share of interviews in Arabic, though has failed to become proficient in the language.
Kendra graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Diego. She is committed to putting her PR skills to work for ambitious, innovative companies and entrepreneurs who aim to change the world.