Portrait of Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Director, Advancement Talent Management, Dartmouth College

Alexis helps people maximize their potential to achieve organizational priorities. She believes people should be engaged by their work and have the opportunity for continuous growth and development. Her responsibilities include shaping the overarching strategy for talent management, coaching leaders and supervisors, and designing training and professional development programs for more than 250 staff.

During her 20+ years of experience in higher education, Alexis has delivered educational experiences to hundreds of staff and students, led award-winning diversity and inclusion initiatives, and started two talent management departments. She is the founder of the Amplify Women and Gender Initiative, a professional development program for women in Advancement, and AKO Collective, a women’s leadership development company that offers training to women and girls. Alexis presents internationally on topics of gender inclusion and equity, including as a TEDx Speaker.

Alexis holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a certificate in organization development from Colorado State University. She is a certified StrengthsQuest Educator and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner.