Meet Our Facilitator

Kristi R. Utt

Kristi Utt


Kristi R. Utt

Kristi Utt earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University and a Master’s degree from Oakland City University for her teaching certification in Business and Chemistry. She is also certified as a Media Specialist. Kristi has taught dual credit Marketing, Introduction to Business, and Web Design through Vincennes University. At North Knox Junior Senior High School, she teaches personal finance, various computer classes and heads up the Internship program. She enjoys challenging her students to problem solve and creatively think through hands-on real life projects. She pushes her students to reach beyond what they think they can accomplish and give their best effort while achieving their dreams. Kristi has also been an advisor to Student Council, Yearbook, Drama Club and Business Professionals of America (BPA). Before teaching, Kristi worked as a licensed employee benefits agent specializing in renewals and employee benefits education for large businesses, hospitals and school corporations.

Kristi and her husband, Kent share four children: her son, Blake, is a financial counselor for Gibson General Hospital, her daughter, Mason, is a registered nurse on the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital, his daughter, Madison is in her last year at Vincennes University studying elementary/special education, and his son, Mason, is a senior at North Knox Junior Senior High School. Kristi enjoys horse riding and camping with her husband, reading and family time.

As a parent of two children and step-parent of two children, I appreciate the opportunities they were given early in their career exploration. Each of our four children are unique in their own way and each of them have chosen their own paths to reach their dreams. I believe each student is unique and we as adults/mentors must create environments in which they will have the most success in life as a person. In Craig Lindvahl’s book Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday he writes, “The key is to be a successful person. That’s the most critical and difficult thing. What a successful person does with their professional career is a detail.” I wholeheartedly believe this program will give students a foundation and the right tools to become that successful PERSON! The more I have learned about the CEO program and read Mr. Lindvahl’s book, the more excited I am to be a part of this phenomenal program.