Kim Bright serves as the Police Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer. Kim’s work focuses on advancing the Police Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives portfolio, including some of the highest priority programs and initiatives at the Police Foundation. These programs include developmental efforts, pilot projects, emerging collaborations and more traditional research, program development and implementation, training and technical assistance projects. Kim is responsible for working with Executive staff and others to ensure strong, effective, and efficient execution of program plans and on-time delivery of high-quality deliverables. In addition, she plays a key role in the Police Foundation’s grant and contract development efforts, focused on federal grants; state and municipal funding; and private foundation and corporate support.
She has over 19 years of experience in program and stakeholder management, including comprehensive experience in delivering key insights, strategies, and recommendations within the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Police Foundation, Kim was a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed a multimillion-dollar technology solutions contract with the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, Kim provided contract oversight, staff supervision, and subject matter expertise for the support of national policies to improve information sharing capacity and the delivery of technical assistance to law enforcement officers and criminal justice practitioners. She has a proven track record of driving cohesion and efficiency through the development of effective policies and innovative solutions. In addition, she has a strong background in equipping cross-functional staff with the hands-on leadership and direction needed to succeed. Her expertise encompasses all aspects of policy development and project management, including budget administration, strategic communications, and harnessing team strengths to improve performance. She has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several public policy publications.
Kim graduated from American University with a Master of Public Policy and from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute.