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Kimberly Evans

Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact

Kimberly Evans, is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust.  She has been appointed the Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact for the firm.  Prior to this role, she served as the North America Head of Private Capital Fund Services and previously led the Governmental, Sovereign Wealth, and Taft Hartley/Union pension and treasury business, in the US, Central and South America. 

In addition to her direct business responsibilities, Kim also has a track record for deep engagement in organizational initiatives that holistically drive the organization forward.  This includes recently leading a major organizational alignment project, the operations and technology engagement program, and currently serving as the President of the Women In Leadership Business Resource Council  (WIL BRC) at Northern Trust, which she led to become a nationally recognized and award-winning employee resource group.

With over 25 years of experience, Kim has become a business transformation expert.  Kim has developed, led, and executed business and change strategies for five financial services organizations, managed teams in six countries, and has implemented technical and organizational programs that have impacted over 27,000 financial services professionals throughout her career.  She has also owned and operated businesses as an independent consultant and as a franchise owner.   Kim’s core expertise includes creating and executing business strategy, developing and maximizing talent, and ultimately driving change and transformation to make organizations competitive, effective and productive.  Kim is highly sought after for speaking engagements in the financial services industry, on topics such as ESG and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and within the philanthropic community.  Regardless of the environment, Kim’s professional achievements, personal will to overcome and track record of paying it forward inspires and motivates audiences to act.

Kim graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has earned numerous business, leadership, and technical certifications throughout her career.

Kim has been named a 2021 Finalist for Women In Finance by Markets Media, 2021 Leader That Can, one of the 50 Leading Women in the 2020 Hedge Fund Journal,  a Chicago United 2019 Business Leader of Color Honoree, a Leading Women’s Executive Alumni, and a three-time Chairman’s Award recipient.  She was also recognized as a Leader in Philanthropy by the University of Chicago and currently serves on the board of the Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) which targets the development of principals within Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  She is a distinctive member of C200, a powerful community of successful business women and the Economic Club of Chicago.