KRISTEN RENEE INGRAM is the award-winning CEO & Executive Producer at PLUS ONE society – a Black woman-owned event production and marketing agency specializing in social justice and racial equity servicing sports, entertainment and media industries.
Prior to launching PLUS ONE, Kristen was the Head of Affiliate Marketing for NFL NETWORK where she oversaw strategic partnerships, creative campaigns and experiential events for all NFL calendar initiatives, including Super Bowl.
During her tenure at the NFL, she leveraged her leadership position to become an advocate for Diversity & Inclusion and Social Responsibility. Ultimately, her community service initiatives, which are currently still in place, were recognized by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Inspired by the power of sports and its ability to connect cultures and provoke progressive action, Kristen launched PLUS ONE in 2017 with the intent to directly uplift and amplify social justice movements that influence positive change within the culture. Today, she is one of the premier social justice campaign and event producers in the country.
In 2017, Kristen led the historic production of IMAGINE JUSTICE with Common and J. Cole on the steps of the CA state Capitol in Sacramento. As a result, four criminal justice reform bills were passed that year and signed into law – including an end to the cash bail system.
In 2018, she returned to IMAGINE JUSTICE and led the production of the HOPE & REDEMPTION PRISON TOUR: a series of live concerts in various correctional facilities featuring Common and a special guest appearance by Talib Kweli. The three-day Tour throughout California’s Central Valley restored hope in over 5,000 incarcerated men and women and inspired countless youth in the surrounding communities most affected by mass incarceration. The success of the tour was amplified by national press including a feature in Rolling Stone.
In 2019, she partnered with Good Films Impact to oversee production on all sports and music programs and events for REPRESENT JUSTICE – a social impact campaign that launched alongside Warner Bros.’ theatrical release of JUST MERCY, starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx – inspired by the true story of Equal Justice Initiative founder and Executive Director, Bryan Stevenson.
In 2020, Kristen advanced her clients’ and partners’ shared goals for social impact in the midst of a global pandemic, racial uprisings and immeasurable injustices to influence one of the most successful policy reform years since the inception of PLUS ONE. Her accomplishments consist of effectuating major reform policies in CA and OH (e.g. Prop 17, Prop 20, AB 376, and SB 13), the election of Los Angeles District Attorney (George Gascon) who announced sweeping Criminal Justice Policy Reform and advancing aggressive Criminal Justice Reform Plans in WI.
In addition, Kristen is serving as an Executive Producer with Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Greg Wells and Academy Award-Winning Artist, Common along with four formerly incarcerated artists (Bobby Gonz, Maserati E, Richie Reseda and David Jassey) to create a one-of-a-kind album that elevates the voices of incarcerated artists.
Continuing to advance PLUS ONE society’s mission, Kristen contributed to campaigns such as IAM2018 and WE RISE: an annual pop-up activation featuring artists, athletes and activists like Shepard Fairey, Common, YG, Yara Shahidi, Kobe Bryant, Jesse Williams, Jabbawockeez and Kehlani – influencers joined together with over 30,000 youth from Greater Los Angeles to fight to make mental health a civil right.
As a recognized community leader, Kristen is passionate about service. She currently serves on the Board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and is actively involved in the Los Angeles Mission and Jenesse Center.
Kristen lives in Los Angeles with her 16-year old, Taryn.