Director / Finance Committee
Christie Kinsey is a longtime financial services professional. After five years in banking, Christie joined Northwestern Mutual with whom she has worked for 41 years as a financial advisor. In addition to obtaining the chartered life underwriter, the chartered financial consultant, and the chartered advisor in senior living designations, she is a lifetime and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Roundtable as well as the recipient of numerous company and industry awards.
Christie served on many community boards including Marshall University’s Board of Governors, the Huntington Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees, Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Board and its Foundation, Ebenezer Medical Outreach (an organization that provides medical services to the uninsured and underinsured) and the Junior League of Huntington. I all cases, she served on the Executive Committees and Chaired the hospital and its Foundation, the Museum, Ebenezer and Junior League Boards.
In 1999, Christie founded Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Women’s Philanthropy Society to benefit women’s and children’s medical needs and issues. In 2020, she created “Pammy’s Fund” to pay for diagnostic tests beyond mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women in memory of her sister who died from breast cancer at age 50. In 2005, Christie was honored with Northwestern Mutual’s Community Service Award and in 2017, was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Herald Dispatch, the Huntington, WV, area newspaper.
Born in Batavia, New York, Christie lived her younger years in Eastern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. She studied art at Ohio University and Ohio State University, then moved to Huntington, WV, where she lived for over 40 years.
In 1976, Christie first visited Jekyll Island and her dream of living here began. She and her husband, Timothy R. Kinsey, were married in Faith Chapel in 1990. On their 25th wedding anniversary, they bought their Jekyll home where they permanently reside. They enjoy everything Jekyll offers including golf, tennis, biking, walking, kayaking, and fishing. Christie is a member of the Jekyll Presbyterian Community Church, an associate member of the Jekyll Island Methodist Church, the Jekyll Island Ladies League, Brunswick’s Magnolia Garden Club and Board Member of the Jekyll Island Arts Association.
Christie and Tim have 2 sons, 3 granddaughters, and one grandson.