Executive. Artist. Founder.
Decisive Change leader with strategic pragmatism that produces results.
Kim possesses the ability to engage the C-Suite, board of directors as well as all levels of the organization toward a common vision and direction. With 20+ years of experience and successes in all aspects of consumer marketing, corporate strategy, business development and omnichannel experience transformation, she helps organizations modernize by reimaging their strategies and capabilities through customer focus and the competitive landscape.
Kim’s top 5 strengths
- Developing differentiating strategies that drive growth, modernize brands and turnaround businesses
- Shaping culture and motivating people to action through a clear vision
- Astute P&L management and operational leadership
- Accelerating digital, social, ecommerce, data and performance management capabilities
- Building and leading empowered, high-performing teams and organizations
Results Oriented Enterprise Leader that influences culture and develops people
Kim has demonstrated expertise in repositioning brands, innovating new experiences and fueling cross-functional collaboration to engage and mobilize entire organizations to achieve their strategic priorities. She leads with a distinct POV and highly analytical approach to complex problem solving.
She has strong end-to-end knowledge and cross functional understanding which helps her translate how to react to the quickly evolving landscape to internal and external stakeholders. Throughout her career, Kim has earned a reputation as a respected, resourceful and action-oriented leader with a proven ability to initiate, lead, collaborate and drive results.
Kim is an exceptional developer of people and teams. She practices an authentic leadership style that values intense partnership, visionary communication and inspires teams to implement new strategies for growth. Kim has a proven track record of improving engagement at all levels – through clear strategy, communication & operational activation.
Kim Newton sees what needs to be done and leads the process to go do it. She is strategic and understands how business models work using her enterprise leadership skills to influence and make things happen.Libby Allman, VP Manufacturing and Global Procurement, Hallmark
As a seasoned P&L owner, Kim knows when to gather options, but ultimately make the right call. I enjoyed working with her and trusted her judgement.Sean Eidson, Loyalty Practice Lead at T3
What makes Kim exceptional is her leadership and mentorship within and beyond her team. She makes everyone around her better. I worked with her in both business transformation and line roles to drive future profit potential. Her brand of vision, influence, and collaboration is one I continually strive to emulate.Vicki Lehr, VP Category Solutions, Hallmark
Kim is a fierce supporter of people and ideas – she helps change culture.Katy Briggs, Brand Strategy Director at Signal Theory Inc.
“Most Influential African-American Women in Corporate America”
in 2019 by Savoy Magazine
“Most Influential African-Americans in Corporate America”
in 2018 by Savoy Magazine
Member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows
within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.
Young Alumnus of the Year, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Kim is an experienced board member with nearly 20 years of experience translating corporate best practices to improve the effectiveness of non-profit entities. She has expertise in the nuances of board governance, strategy development, fundraising and stakeholder engagement. Kim is committed to organizations that focus on education, restoring human dignity, and advancing the arts.
Kim’s grandmother taught her how to quilt 25 years ago. Today, her quilts are a contemporary interpretation of a time-honored craft.