Kimberly Burton was appointed CEO of American Red Cross, Michigan Region, in March 2015. Ms. Burton had served as a consultant for the past year, providing private and nonprofit groups with services in strategic framework development/implementation and foundation relations.
Prior to that, she was vice president of corporate services and director of diversity and inclusive practices for the Council of Michigan Foundations for more than five years, where she executed and led a $3 million initiative to institutionalize diversity and inclusion in philanthropy throughout Michigan. She also served as vice president at the Charter One Bank Foundation for four years, where she directed the Charter One Foundation and its charitable contributions programs while facilitating the charitable giving process, grant recommendations, and budgeting.
From 1993-2005, Ms. Burton held the position of vice president of community relations at Orchards Children’s Services, the largest private foster care and adoption agency in the state of Michigan with an operating budget of $30,000,000. Ms. Burton implemented and administered all community relations, fund development, foster and adoptive parent recruitment and partnership initiatives, as well as implementing a strategic marketing and communications plan.
Ms. Burton holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan.