How I Got Here: Kim Grimm
Kim Grimm, the interim executive director of the National Association for Catering and Events in Columbia, Maryland, has a long history with associations.
Kim Grimm’s 20-plus years in association management have covered a gamut of industries—from solid waste to product regulation to direct selling. In her current role as interim executive director at the National Association for Catering and Events, she may be overseeing the organization’s entire operation, but that doesn’t mean she forgot her start in retail sales. Here’s a glimpse at some of the job roles she’s had over the years:
A Working History
1990-1992: Sales Associate at Hudson Trail Outfitters
1996-1998: Meeting Registrar at Solid Waste Association of North America
2003-2007: Education Program Coordinator at Direct Selling Association
2007-2012: Membership and Marketing Director at National Association for Catering and Events
2013-2015: Marketing Manager at Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
2015-2017: Deputy Director at National Association for Catering and Events
2017 – : Interim Executive Director at National Association for Catering and Events
Editor’s Note: When originally published, this article incorrectly reported Kim Grimm’s first job and the dates and title of her role at the Solid Waste Association of North America. It also incorrectly attributed a quotation to her. This is a corrected version. We apologize for the errors.