Christine Spadafor is former CEO of St. Jude's Ranch for Children — now a management consultant and board advisor.

Christine Spadafor's Bio:

Christine Spadafor is the former CEO of St. Jude's Ranch for Children — a national not-for-profit that provides clinical services to abused, abandoned and homeless children. Ms. Spadafor is an accomplished executive, management consultant, and board advisor. Since 2004, she has served as CEO of the SpadaforClay Group — a management consulting and board advisory firm.

In 2008 Ms. Spadafor was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the top 20 female business lawyers with expertise for corporate boards; she continues as a member of DirectWomen — a national non-profit that works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. Since 2009 Ms. Spadafor has served on the board of directors of Boyd Gaming — a New York Stock Exchange listed company. At Boyd, she is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Ms. Spadafor has a proven track record of optimizing performance through leadership of enterprise-wide strategy development, operational improvements and corporate restructurings - in positions ranging from CEO to governance advisor to board of directors member. 

A graduate of both Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Public Health, Christine Spadafor also holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree — in recognition of career achievements and contributions to society. She has lectured in the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, at the Harvard Kennedy School, and numerous industry events. 

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Christine Spadafor is the former chief executive of St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Her professional interests include Strategy, Organizational Development and Board Governance. Ms. Spadafor's personal interests include travel (Italy and Maine!) , literature, opera, interior design, and cooking.