Kimberly is the co-founder & managing partner for Meeting Shields, LLC, the largest 100% woman & minority-owned full-service protection & emergency management preparedness firm globally. The firm is home to the original, exclusive, protective supply equipment and services customized and designed specifically for the entertainment, hospitality, and educational industries. She also serves as Owner and CEO for Inside Out Hospitality Production, LLC in coordination with ConferenceDirect, a full-service meeting planning firm.
She transitioned to the convention production side of the hospitality industry in 2007, with already over 14 years of senior level experience in the hospitality & meetings industry from the ground-up to C-suite executive management.
Kimberly is involved in the Georgia MPI Chapter, on the board for Southern Crescent Women in Business, and services as Founder and President for the African American Hospitality Coalition Network (AAHCN), and was recently accepted into Who’s Who in Events. She is a board member for several organizations and non-profits, and graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, with Advanced Degrees in Hotel & Restaurant Management as well as Hospitality Sales & Executive Meetings Management, coupled with a minor in Hospitality Law & Global Perspectives.