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The executive director of Talent Market is Claire Kittle. Claire has a decade of experience in the talent development field. She operated her own headhunting firm for more than three years before transitioning 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.

Most recently, Claire served as the Vice President and Director of Research of the Buckeye Institute, Ohio’s free-market think tank. Claire currently serves on the board of TNReport.com, an independent, not-for-profit news organization in Tennessee.

Claire earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.