Kimberly M. Nelson, President of Global Impact Industries, LLC, (MWBE/HUB Certified) born and raised in Flint, MI and now residing in Charlotte, N.C. but still considers herself a true Flintstone at heart. She specializes in community organizing, business development consulting, and commercial administrative services. She connects, directs, plans, controls, and coordinates the operating activities of the organization toward the achievement of established objectives.
Kimberly is an energizingwork experience strategist who designs, develops and drives implementation within private-public industry sectors. She has a passion for providing commerce training for youth through arts and culture, politics, and economic development. She brings over 15 years of experience previously working in multiple divisions within the banking system as a Consumer and Mortgage Lending Officer, and a Commercial and Private Lending Administrator for several Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, N.A., JP Morgan Chase, Quicken Loans, and Wells Fargo. After working in various operational roles, Kimberly developed a desire for establishing diverse cultural sustainable communities and served as a B2B consultant offering SaaS technical solutions through Verizon Fleetmatics.
As a serial social entrepreneur, she started her own WMBE/HUB Certified management enterprise Y-Square Management in Charlotte, NC in 2005 to service talent through the media landscape by managing their business portfolios and brands consequentlyincreasing bankability for her clients to provide success-based programming. During the height of her career while working with entertainment attorneys, she solicited and procured corporate partners and represented high profile celebrities such as Quincy Jones, Clarence Avant, & Tone-X to name of few. She has also worked with industry executives on behalf of managed talents through various networks including NBA Charlotte Bobcats, Time Warner Cable, CBS Radio, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, CIAA, Charlotte Sports Commission, Democratic National Convention, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, BET Networks, and International Civil Rights Museum.
During her campaign career in Charlotte, Kimberly organized plans to help win congressional district races for Representative Alma Adams. She also coordinated city, county, state, and presidential campaigns for political candidates, and led Hip Hop Caucus Campaigns. She was also a NC Organizer for the Democratic Party, and Campaigned for MoveOn.org (the largest grassroots movement organization within the country), and NextGen America Climate Action Committee where she managed over 178 volunteers in Flint, MI, and worked with colleges and entities in small & large sectors.
Currently, she serves on the At Large Councilof the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority executive board, was Vice President for the Africa National Chamber of Commerce, and served 2 terms as Vice Chair for the 12th Congressional District. She is currently a NC State Executive Committee member and appointed by the Mayor of Charlotte to work with Community Relations Committee. She is also the Economic Development Co-Chair for the African Caribbean Political Action Committee, and a member of the R400 Steering Committee.
Kimberly also served on the community board of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce as Legislative & Event Chair for the East Chapter in 2012-2015, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Advisory for Career Technology & Education Department in 2012, obtained Certificate Training of Michael Scott Matter Green Business Planning in 2012, Carolinas Minority Supplier Diversity Certification in 2013, and holds a Statewide HUB Certification with North Carolina. Kimberly is recognized as the 2013 Urban Rebound Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence Business Accelerator Top 10 Award Winner; an American Express program, and in 2013 Who’s Who Black Charlotte Emerging Leader. She was chosen by The Lee Institute to join American Leadership Forum Class 18, and in 2016 graduated Queens University Leadership Charlotte Program Class 37. Kimberly attended Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina from 1997 to 1999. She also studied theology at Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis, IN from 2001-2003.
Finally, Kimberly also established the education and workforce model to service the media landscape for the state of NC working with the president of the Charlotte Regional Partnership filed with the library of congress in 2014.