Executive Director of Development, Development
Reporting to Stacy Waters, associate vice president for development, Kristin Tommey leads Dell Medical School’s campaign strategy team, which includes annual giving, stewardship, development communications, alumni relations and the Dell Med Society.
Tommey is a fundraising professional and communications strategist with extensive experience advancing the work of faculty, staff and students across The University of Texas at Austin — primarily in the areas of health, science and technology. Whether crafting proposals, developing fundraising campaigns or thanking donors, she’s passionate about telling stories that showcase philanthropy’s impact today and far into the future. And, after working with university leaders and some of the nation’s top researchers, she’s an expert at translating complex projects into funding opportunities and building a case for support.
Before joining Dell Med in 2017, Tommey led development communications at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. In 2014, she received the UT Austin President’s Outstanding Staff Award for her communications and marketing work in the School of Undergraduate Studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.