Kris Normandin

Susan Hodgkinson

Affiliate Faculty

Kris Normandin is an experienced leadership development professional with over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries.

Most recently, Kris held the position of Director, Leadership and Organization Development at Covidien, a 42,000 global medical devices company headquartered in Mansfield, MA. In her role, she provided leadership development and organizational consulting for business divisions within the company, including: 360° feedback and coaching, competency development, organization design, team development, and change management. Kris worked closely with company leaders to develop new leadership practices including sponsorship programs to advance women and a new performance management process. She was instrumental in fueling the growth of women's networks across the globe and building an infrastructure where those networks could thrive.

Prior to joining Covidien, Kris was Curriculum Director, Executive Education at Simmons School of Management. She worked collaboratively with faculty and the Fortune 500 clients to design leadership development programs for women in senior management roles. In addition to needs assessment and program design, Kris was responsible for the 360° feedback and coaching process.

Over her career, Kris has held related leadership development positions at Deloitte, BankBoston, and The Boston Company. She holds an M.S. in Training and Development from Lesley University and a B.A. from Denison University.

She lives in Wayland, MA with her husband, Frank, and two children, Blake and Kate.

Email: execed@simmons.edu