Kristen Power

Kristen Carey Power

National Director, Business Development, National Association of Independent Schools

Kristen Power is the National Director, Business Development for School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS).

Prior to joining NAIS in 2008, Power spent eight years as a regional manager and then vice president of business development for a $70 million student loan program that serves the private primary and secondary school market, prepGATE, by First Marblehead Corporation

Due to her background and expertise in the financial aid market, Power travels the country presenting to independent schools, associations and trustees. In addition, she has been quoted in various online publications such as and and has authored articles in various publications.

Power holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to working with independent schools, Power is a trustee at Oxford Academy in CT. She is also an independent school parent. Her daughters are enrolled in third and fifth grade at Berwick Academy, a k-12 school in S. Berwick, ME. Power resides in Exeter, NH with her family.