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Kim Brooks

Chief of Staff

Kim serves as chief of staff at the Walton Family Foundation. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with senior leaders from the private and social sectors to create programs that respond to global trends, designed research efforts that build critical fact bases, and deliberately bridged the gap between diverse stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Walton Family Foundation, Kim worked on strategic initiatives for the leadership team at Mars, Incorporated. Her portfolio of projects covered a range of institutional priorities including a multi-unit response to consumer demand for healthy food products, leadership transitions, and development of a program that brought external perspective into strategic decision-making.

Before Mars, Kim served as chief of staff at the International Center for Research on Women, was a manager in the social sector office of McKinsey & Company and built a grantee organization for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Kim holds a Master of public policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Barnard College at Columbia University. She has also completed a program in international management at the University of Oxford.