Success Stories
  • Kathleen Wilson-ThompsonKathleen Wilson-Thompson
    Ms. Wilson-Thompson is the founder and principal of KWT, LLC, a human capital management executive advisory firm with a client base of global Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Wilson-Thompson is also an independent Board Director currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Tesla and Wolverine Worldwide. She is a former Board Director for Vulcan Materials and Ashland Global Holdings. She also is Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and is a member of the NAACP Foundation Board of Trustees. Formerly, Ms. Wilson-Thompson was the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, where she was responsible for its global human capital strategy and HR operations with a mission to create a positive employment experience and culture for its 450,000 people worldwide. Prior to Walgreens, she held several positions of increasing responsibility in the operations and legal departments at Kellogg Company before joining the executive management team to lead the Human Resources function across the world as SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Wilson-Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Juris Doctor and LLM, Master of Laws in Corporate and Finance law from Wayne State University Law School. In 2016, Ms Wilson-Thompson was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Wayne State University Law School. In 2017, she was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America and was also inducted as a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Ms. Wilson-Thompson was included on HR Digest’s Most Influential HR Leaders Powerlist for harnessing the power of digital transformation and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2019 for her executive leadership. She was also named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of its Top 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America; Savoy Magazine’s 2021 list of Most influential Blacks in Corporate America and its List of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.
  • Cynthia GibsonCynthia Gibson
    Cynthia Gibson is an experienced C-suite executive, independent director and an audit committee financial expert. Her M&A background includes global acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. She also has deep experience in human capital, executive compensation, sustainability/ESG, regulatory and governance matters. Cynthia is currently General Counsel at Bush Brothers & Company, a leading consumer packaged goods company with retail, foodservice and direct to consumer distribution. In this role she has responsibility for legal, corporate development, governance, sustainability/ESG, external affairs, corporate communications and government affairs, as well as managing the Bush’s Visitor Center café and museum. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of The Trust Company of Tennessee, a privately-held financial services firm with more than $4B of assets under management; and is on the Knoxville advisory board for SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial Inc. (NASDAQ: SMBK). Previously Cynthia was Executive VP & Chief Legal & Business Affairs Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) with responsibility for legal affairs, business affairs, government affairs, corporate secretary, regulatory, shareholder relations and internal audit. SNI was a fortune 1000 company until its $14.6B sale to Discovery in 2018 and was an omnichannel media company with well-known US brands including HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel and international brands including UKTV, TVN and Asian Food Channel. At that time, she also served on the supervisory board of TVN, S.A. (WIG: TVN), a $2B publicly traded media company acquired by SNI, chairing its Nomination and Remuneration (Compensation) Committee. Cynthia has experience navigating the digital disruption of a traditional business and achieving global and digital growth both organically and through M&A. Representative transactions include the $14.6B disposition of SNI; the $2B acquisition of TVN, a publicly traded company in Poland; and the $900M acquisition of Travel Channel. Cynthia is an expert in the human capital arena, including certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Her financial expertise includes transforming SNI’s internal audit function to a risk-based approach that enabled reliance by SNI’s external auditors. Her government affairs experience includes navigating threatened foreign ownership restrictions. Her regulatory background includes privacy, cybersecurity, data breach management and ethics and compliance. She also brings extensive corporate governance expertise in the areas of shareholder activism, and controlled and private company shareholder relations.
  • Kim RiveraKim Rivera
    Kim M. Rivera has almost 30 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on significant corporate transactions, strategy, governance, compliance, risk management, privacy and cybersecurity, customer support, audit, and litigation matters. She has held senior executive roles in healthcare, consumer products, technology, and industrial automation companies. She was appointed to the Thomson Reuters Board of Directors in 2019, and she serves a member of their Audit and Risk Committees. She was appointed to the Cano Health Board of Directors in March 2021 and is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Kim currently serves as Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer at OneTrust. In this role she provides strategic advice and counsel on key enterprise business, operational, and legal matters.  Before joining OneTrust she served as President, Strategy and Business Management and Chief Legal Officer for HP Inc. In these roles, Kim led corporate strategy and development, indirect procurement, customer support and real estate and workplace functions. Kim also oversaw the worldwide legal organization, including all aspects of legal and government affairs, brand security, compliance and ethics. Kim is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School. She is based in Portola Valley, California.