McKim and Nunes Taylor will contribute a breadth of expertise to Foundation's leadership
The Foundation today announced that Kathy McKim, and Renee Taylor have been elected to its Board of Directors.
“These two leaders bring a tremendous amount of management, marketing and community engagement experience in both nonprofit and corporate fields, and we are thrilled they have joined our team, said Donna L. Courville, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Their leadership will be extremely valuable as the Foundation continues addressing the critical needs of our region.”
Kathy McKim is a talented executive with over 30 years of experience in corporate external affairs, employee engagement, and sales operations. She brings to the Foundation a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in local and state government affairs, public-private partnership development, employee engagement, and volunteerism and sales operations management.
Currently, McKim is Vice President, Operations for the Hawksbill Group, a diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC, and Founder of Mile 26 Strategies. Previously, she served as Vice President of External Affairs for AT&T, where she headed statewide constituency relations and operations. Most notably, she led the corporation’s efforts to support equitable access to educational opportunities, a passion that she will continue to influence through the Foundation’s educational initiative. McKim’s service and volunteerism resulted in her appointment by California Governor Jerry Brown to the California Volunteers Commission where she currently serves as Chair. She also holds board leadership positions with Teach for America Capital Valley, College Track Sacramento, California Women Lead, and the California Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Renee Taylor currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Owen-Dun Insurance, a full service insurance agency serving the Sacramento region since 1949. Previously, she was President & CEO of the Northern California World Trade Center, where she led the re-birth of the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the prosperity of Northern California by growing a strong export economy. In 2007, Taylor was appointed to serve on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors and was subsequently elected to the position twice, retiring in 2016. Taylor also founded Forma Communications, a strategic communications and public relations firm that she ran for 15 years, serving diverse public, private, and nonprofit sector clients. She has been active in many local volunteer efforts, serving on the Arden Arcade and Fair Oaks Planning Councils, the Boards of Directors of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Program for Real Change, Northwest Public Power Association, and League of Women Voters.
By focusing on the root causes of local challenges, seeking solutions with long-term results, and supporting the organizations that tend to the vital needs of the capital area, we help create the conditions for meaningful transformation in the Sacramento region.