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Kimberly Williams has more than thirty years experience leading human resource professionals in the private sector, public sector and nonprofit environment.  Her experience in the private sector includes several large organizations to include Burger King Corporation, where she directed the Human Resource function for the United States.  Kimberly’s experience in the public sector and non-profit includes directing the Human Resource function for local government, school division, health care and workforce housing.

Kimberly is currently the Chief Human Resource Officer for the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina.  Her passion for assisting military service members, began with serving as a volunteer with Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (VaESGR) as Regional Chair and later as State Director for their Employment Initiative Program (EIP). She also initiated the Virginia Values Veterans (V-3) program, a statewide initiative to ensure employment of our service men and women.  Kimberly has twice been presented the Seven Seals Award for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the Department of Defense.  She founded and is currently leading the North Carolina state wide employment initiative NC4ME, North Carolina for Military Employment, a comprehensive public-private partnership.

Kimberly serves as a member of the USO of NC Board of Directors and as a member of the Governors Working Group for Veterans and their Families. Kimberly is married to her husband Keith, who are the proud parents of two children, their son a Physician’s Assistant (PA) in Virginia and their daughter a Sergeant in the Marine Corps.