Christianne Malone is a social architect and urbanist who works with organizations and individuals to unearth and promote their competitive advantage. A native Detroiter, Christianne is a strategic thought leader who is also a coalition builder, teacher, coach, marketer, and catalyzer. She is a renaissance woman and brings a wide range of knowledge to her work with experience in marketing, grassroots community relations outreach, economic development, non-profit management, and user-experience design.
Prior to joining TrailBlaze Creative, Christianne was deputy director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. In her position, responsible for operations, brand management, community relationship development, and execution of special events and programs. She also has worked with chambers of commerce, business incubators, collective impact initiatives, nonprofits, and Fortune1000 companies.
Christianne graduated from Xavier University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business. She is a founding board member of Detroit Experience Factory and Metro Museum of Design Detroit, and serves on Detroit PAL’s Women’s Committee.
When she’s not behind the computer, she’s active on the lacrosse field. An active professional, she sits on US Lacrosse’s Board of Directors and the board for the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse. She is a certified coach, clinician, and coach development trainer. She is also the co-founder of Detroit United Lacrosse, a youth program focused on character education and development through the values of lacrosse- respect, honor, and integrity.
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TrailBlaze believes actions and opportunities that create equity are critical to developing a society without division. Vibrant communities develop more efficiently and sustainably when division is acknowledged and reduced. We offer this perspective in every project we do.