LeadershipMeet the Leaders Guiding Our Strategy and Mission
Kristin Werk, PMP
Chief Operating Officer
What keeps you committed to Questar and passionate about the work you get to do here?
“In my family, assessments have been able to uncover learning needs that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. As a result of testing, I was able to identify and get services which brought my son up to grade level reading. This early intervention was critical to his development. Knowing what we at Questar are doing is not only innovative, but incredibly client centered is important to me. Every person here knows how significant our work is for each child testing, each parent receiving the information, and each teacher in the classroom. That is a powerful feeling and a huge responsibility. It is a responsibility everyone here at Questar takes to heart.”
As a child, what was your favorite book?
“I had Little Cottontail by Carl Memling memorized by age 3 — and read it regularly to all three of my children. By elementary school, I’d moved on to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle .”
More about Kristin…
Since joining Questar Assessment in 2015, Kristin Werk, PMP, has proven herself to be a highly effective and adaptable leader, advancing rapidly from the role of senior director of sales effectiveness to vice president of education services. During that time, she led several departments, including marketing, sales/proposals, IT project management office, and quality assurance. Along with her management duties, Kristin took the lead on long-term internal initiatives designed to improve processes and increase Questar’s organizational effectiveness. In the role of vice president of education services, Kristin provides executive support to the program management and customer support teams to help ensure that Questar consistently meets and delivers all services and products accurately, on time, and within budget.
Kristin previously held several director-level positions at Thomson Reuters, including director of strategic communications, director of channel marketing and process improvement, and director of strategic projects.
Kristin holds a Master of Business Administration in project management from Capella University and a Bachelor of Science in mass communications and journalism from St. Cloud State University. She is also a certified project management professional and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.