Kimberly J. Wilson joined VMFA in 2015 in the newly created position of Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, and Community Service. A native Richmonder, Wilson’s extensive experience in Human Resources spans more than 20 years. Her recent work in higher education included 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 field having worked with the 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). She was named a finalist for the Human Resource Leadership Award of Greater Washington in 2015 and received the George Washington University VALOR Award, which is given to GW administrators for contributing to the success of the GW VALOR program for student military members, their families, and veterans. Wilson holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington.