Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer partners with clients to build authentic, dynamic, and sustainable leadership teams for purposeful and mission-driven organizations globally.

Kimberly Archer specializes in advising purpose-driven clients across a multitude of industry verticals, with a focus on succession and overall team and leadership effectiveness. Based in Washington, DC she is a core member of the Social Impact and Education Industries and the Board & CEO Advisory Partners Capability at Russell Reynolds Associates. She leverages her extensive expertise to recruit high-impact CEOs and other key leadership roles in corporate and external affairs, as well as people and culture. Kimberly currently serves as a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team, responsible for operations across a range of geographies in the US, Canada, and Europe. Since joining in 2005, Kimberly has held numerous leadership positions including co-leadership of the Social Impact & Education Sector, Practice Leader for Education, and Area Manager for the Washington, DC office. She has served on the firm’s Risk Management Committee and LEAP Committee, responsible for internal global promotions. Prior to RRA, Kimberly worked in philanthropy, specifically developing strategic partnerships and corporate alliances for one of the largest US-based public health foundations.  She also held multiple roles in communications and marketing with Avon Products, Inc and Federated Department Stores/Bloomingdale’s.

“Earn your leadership every day.”

Kimberly holds a BA in psychology from Hofstra University. 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 is a member of the International Women’s Forum. She also is a member of the Hofstra University Women’s Advisory Board.
Kimberly is passionate about child advocacy and protection and has served on the board of Darkness to Light, as Vice Chair and Governance Chair. Following her board service, she remains an advisor.