Director of Economic Innovation
Nicole is a pragmatic leader who uses her skills and experience managing projects and teams to effectively inspire collaborative action. She brings a systems-approach to analyze situations, develop strategies and design new processes. She thrives in entrepreneurial environments where she can continuously learn and solve problems creatively. She currently serves as co-chair of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council’s Regional Food Economy Working Group. Nicole enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, exploring new cities and cultures, and supporting the arts.
M.A., Food Studies
University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Political Science & Philosophy
Idea Foundry, Inc.
As Impact Innovations Director led accelerator and investment programs, and managed multiple teams and communications to provide business development services to participating entrepreneurs
Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market
Executed vision of local council office and community development organization to grow market’s size, scope, and support
Measure What Matters (B-Lab)
Trained with B Lab on their impact measurement tool, B Analytics. Designed and ran pilot with 10 local impact-driven startup companies to test the viability of impact measurement and improvement strategies
Winchester Thurston School Garden
Organized the design and build of hoop house garden with faculty and students and helped staff integrate it into their curriculums
nicole.muisekielkucki (at) fourtheconomy.com