Kimberly Simpson

Kimberly SimpsonAs a regional director for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Kimberly Simpson provides strategic support for chapter organizations, assisting in the advancement of world-class NACD programming and networking opportunities for NACD members in Atlanta, Florida, Charlotte (Carolinas), North Texas, Raleigh/Durham (Research Triangle) and Washington, D.C. (Capital Area).

Prior to joining NACD, Kimberly held a number of executive leadership roles. She served as executive vice president at Sanford Health, the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states and in countries such as Ghana, Africa. She also was the inaugural president of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising funds to advance breast cancer research and treatment.

Formerly the chief operating officer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Kimberly led the network of more than 120 Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates across the United States and had responsibility for the organization’s legal, human resources, information technology, and internal communications functions. Additionally, she was the secretary to the board of directors and was a board member of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance, Komen’s Washington, D.C.-based policy organization. Prior to joining Komen, Kimberly was vice president and general counsel at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Kimberly received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, and is admitted to practice law (currently inactive) in Texas and California. She has a Master of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish summa cum laude from The University of Alabama. Kimberly was a U.S. Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe in 2005.

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