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Kimberly is a 2011 Alumna of the Board Institute. Her bio is available here.
Heritage Financial Corporation
Compensation Committee Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
I was approached by the CEO and Chair of the Board, with whom I served in leadership positions on a non profit board.
I was already on a board when I became involved with DirectWomen. DirectWomen provided excellent advice on how to prepare a board ready resume and steps to take to network for additional board seats. It has also provided director education opportunities.
Learning the business of the company and earning the respect of my fellow directors.
Analytical abilities; communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Deciding to retire from my career.
Continued respected service on the board and director education opportunities.
Joining one additional board.
Find opportunities to prove your skills with existing board members - serving on non-profit boards with other for profit directors is a good way to do this.