Claire Kittle Dixon is the Executive Director of Talent Market.
Claire’s career has focused almost exclusively on talent development. She operated her own headhunting firm in the private sector before realizing she didn’t want to build a life around “making widgets.” Seeking a more meaningful line of work, she took her skills and transitioned into a career in the free-market nonprofit movement.
She joined the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation where she served as the Program Officer for Leadership and Talent Development. While at Koch, Claire managed the hiring process for the Foundation and launched and managed two talent programs – the Koch Associate Program and the Koch Internship Program.
Before launching Talent Market, Claire served as the Vice President and Director of Research of the Buckeye Institute, Ohio’s free-market think tank.
Claire earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University. After spending years in our nation’s capital, Claire decided to stop and smell the roses in Charleston, SC.
Lauren comes to us from our parent nonprofit, DonorsTrust, where she was the Outreach Manager. Lauren has spent her career helping connect people with opportunities in the free-market movement — first as a Grants Coordinator at the Charles Koch Foundation and then in various grants and outreach related roles at DonorsTrust.
Lauren is a Midwesterner at heart, adopted Southerner, and lover of all things outdoors. Originally from Illinois, she moved east for her undergrad studies at Grove City College, and then south to DC where she spent the better part of a decade. She recently migrated farther south to North Carolina, where they make BBQ the right way.