Kimberly Archer


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Kimberly Archer
Kimberly Archer



Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer leads the Washington, DC, office and is the co-leader of the global Nonprofit Practice for the firm. Kimberly recruits C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession in the private and nonprofit sectors. She focuses on external affairs recruitment inclusive of fundraising and development, corporate communications and marketing, advocacy and policy.


Kimberly has 15 years of international search experience, having joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2005. Prior to executive search, Kimberly worked as a Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Development, cultivating and negotiating corporate alliances in support of programs at one of the nation’s largest public health foundations focused on tobacco prevention and cessation. Before that, she worked in marketing and communications for Avon Products, Inc., with responsibility for the company’s flagship and first retail venture in New York City. Kimberly has also held positions in public relations with Federated Department Stores – Bloomingdale’s, serving as Manager of National Promotions and Special Events. 


Kimberly attended Hofstra University, where she earned her BA in psychology. She has also completed the Executive Education Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Kimberly serves on the Board of Darkness to Light as the former Vice Chair and currently Governance Chair. Darkness to Light is a national child advocacy organization working to end child sexual abuse by empowering others to prevent it. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Hofstra University Women’s Advisory Committee.


Nonprofit, Arts and Culture, Global Development and Environment, Trade and Professional Associations, Corporate Affairs Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners

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Kimberly Archer