Kimberly Archer recruits C-suite executives and advises boards on leadership assessment succession. Kimberly Archer leads the Washington, DC, office, and is both the Practice Leader of the firm’s global Education Practice, and a senior member of the Social Impact & Education sector. Kimberly recruits C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession in the private and Social Impact and Education sectors. She focuses on external affairs recruitment inclusive of fundraising and development, corporate communications and marketing, advocacy and policy. A Russell Reynolds employee since 2005, Kimberly has established herself as one of the leaders in her area of expertise. She worked as a vice president of strategic partnerships and development, negotiating corporate alliances in support of one of the nation’s largest public health foundations focused on tobacco prevention. She also worked in marketing and communication for Avon with responsibility for the company’s first retail venture in New York. She also held positions in public relations with Federated Department Stores/Bloomingdale’s.
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.
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Kimberly serves on the board of Darkness to Light as the former vice chair and currently as 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.