Advisory Committee Member Profile
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Chief Human Resources Officer & Deputy Director, Human Resources, Volunteers & Community Service
Areas of Expertise
Customer First Culture, Navigating Politics Of Change
Kimberly J. Wilson joined the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in 2015 in the newly created position of Chief Human Resource Officer and Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, and Community Service. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Wilson’s extensive experience in Human Resources spans more than 25 years.
Her passion and successful record of accomplishment in creating innovative, highly engaged, diverse and inclusive workforces have launched VMFA to the forefront and leading the pack in the recruitment and retention of executive and frontline staff in the cultural arts sector.
Wilson has an extensive HR leadership portfolio and background in both public and private sectors. Specifically in higher education, with a number of HR leadership and executive roles at such prestigious institutions as Howard University and Howard University Hospital, University of Richmond, and The George Washington University.
Wilson is a nationally recognized voice within the higher education and cultural arts fields having worked with the American Association of Museum Curators (AAMC), Biennial of the Americas 2019, Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWIHE), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington. Various HR executive leadership course work and training from Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond / Robins School of Business and Howard University.
Business owner, CEO/Executive Consultant of K. Jaye Wilson HR Consulting, which focuses on assisting organizations to create long term strategies on creating, implementing, and navigating cultural change within their organization (inward and outward facing); developing empathy, equity, diversity, inclusivity, and retention strategies.