As an alumna of the College of ACES, Kimberly is a long-time member of the ACES family. Prior to taking the role as assistant dean for advancement, she oversaw fundraising responsibilities for the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural Communications program, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences for more than a decade. She also had a successful fundraising career at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kimberly has a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Illinois and completed the campus Leading Forward Fellows Program, a year-long leadership academy for campus advancement professionals.

Kimberly couldn't be more proud of her two sons, Mitchell and Spencer. Mitchell works in the precision ag technology field, and Spencer is enrolled in the Parkland Pathways to University of Illinois Program with plans to become an agricultural educator. Kimberly served as a volunteer leader for the Town & Country 4-H Club in Ford County for 11 years, and helped to establish the FFA Alumni Group at the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.