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Founder & CEO, StateBook International
Calandra Cruickshank is founder and CEO of StateBook International, the first online location intelligence platform democratizing data to transform how people, companies and communities thrive. StateBook provides efficiency to both corporate site selection and economic development, providing Calandra with a unique, holistic view of both industries.
Previously, Calandra was co-founder and president of CommonKindness, Inc, an internet coupon company where consumers save money on their groceries and other purchases, companies drive traffic and sales and nonprofits earn sustainable funds. Prior to CommonKindness, she served as director of operations for Good Deed Foundation. Calandra grew GDF's Constituent Marketing program from its inception, managing the recruitment and engagement of hundreds of non-profit organizations representing more than 80 million members nationwide to proactively support products and services carrying the Good Deed logo. Prior to her work with GDF, Calandra used her background in communications to help create and grow a unique model of community journalism, engaging attention and support for local and political issues and initiatives, particularly around sustainable community growth. Calandra began her career as a journalist, working as a political reporter for the Legislative Gazette in Albany, NY and later as a business reporter for the Daily Camera in Boulder, CO. She has a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado, Boulder.