KIMBERLY D. ALLEN WRIGHT is a National Director with the American Heart Association leading Product Development for the Integrated Programs & Asset Development department. Kim is an experienced leader with a track record of success in developing structural alignment, leading change initiatives and delivering innovative strategic solutions for both profit and non-profit organizations.
As the daughter of an Air Force intelligence specialist, she spent her childhood overseas living in Madagascar, Peru and Honduras. Her proficiency in Spanish later led her to serve as a translator for the Argentinian swim team during the 1996 Paralympic Games. She also performed as a stepper in the Welcome to the World segment during the opening ceremonies for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta under the direction of Kenny Ortega.
Kimberly graduated with honors from North Carolina A&T State University in 1992 with a degree in Banking & Finance. Upon graduating she accepted a job with McMaster-Carr Supply Co. in Atlanta, GA.
In 1999, Kimberly left McMaster-Carr to launch her own company, Castleberry On-Site Massage Inc., which provided chair massage and mobile spa services to corporations. Kimberly secured major contracts with high-profile clients such as Bell South, Jameson Hospitality and CNN.
Kimberly joined the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer following her mother’s diagnosis with colorectal cancer in 2001. As the director of mission solutions she was responsible for the development and delivery of constituent education program materials and mission-based tools. She was also the National Strategic Lead for African American Collaborations/Partnerships and a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society’s Choose You initiative.
In late 2012, Kim joined Pitney Bowes Management Services as a Business Development Executive where she worked with both profit and non-profit organizations improving their data analytics and integration, communication intelligence, messaging via multi channels and print outsourcing.
Kimberly is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves on a number boards including the Junior League of Atlanta, the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation, Inc. She also served on the Visitors board at her alma mater, and the advisory board for the Allen Etiquette Institute. In 2002 Upscale Magazine named Kimberly one of 10 Power Brokers of the Millennium. Kimberly resides in Atlanta with her two children.