Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

Title: Director of Development Special Events, Development Services
Senior Management Area: University Development
Class Year: 2015

Kim currently serves as the Director of Development
Special Events for University Development. Kim has worked in several departments at Duke, Duke Temporary Services, Duke Stores, and Duke Children's Hospital. She also spent several years in marketing and public relations at the Duke/New York Life joint venture, WellPath Community Health Plans. Kim has been with the office of University Development since 1999 and was promoted to director in 2006. As director, Kim manages a staff of six and oversees
and manages the departmental budget. Kim and her staff create, implement and execute over 100 events a year for the university.

Highlights of Kim's Duke career include helping to set up an electronic order and inventory system for Duke Mail Order, coordinating celebrity participation at the Duke Children's Classic, planning and executing the first Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball, and planning and executing the
Duke Forward launch and regional events.

Kim holds a B.S.B.A. from Appalachian State University. These days, Kim's time outside of work is mostly spent watching her sons play baseball & basketball, working on the school PTA's, and volunteering with Westminster Presbyterian Church.