Kim is a seasoned global advocacy expert. She has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors where she was recognized for guiding organizations in communicating their mission, values and offerings utilizing effective strategies and innovative tactics to reach target markets, influencers, partners, customers, and employees.
As Nyhus’ director of public affairs, Kim is responsible for creating and executing strategic and results-oriented public affairs and advocacy programs to reach consumers, government leaders and other influencers in support of a wide range of client issues.
Prior to joining Nyhus, Kim was director of communications in the Trustworthy Computing group at Microsoft Corporation where she specialized in building global communications and public awareness campaigns on online safety, security and privacy issues.
Kim served on the board of directors for the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) for six years and was chairman for two years. FOSI is a collaborative effort among industry to educate parents, kids and policymakers about the importance of being good digital citizens.
Prior to her role in Trustworthy Computing, Kim worked in developer and platform evangelism with Fortune 500 customers to develop and talk about business solutions built on Microsoft’s next-generation products.
Kim’s first six and half years at Microsoft were spent in the Government Affairs division of the company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department managing grassroots, industry and policy organizations to advance Microsoft’s public policy agenda.
Prior to joining Microsoft in January 1999, Kim worked at The Rockey Company, a Seattle-based public relations and public affairs firm where she managed public affairs and grassroots campaigns for a wide range of clients. Prior to that, Kim worked on political campaigns and served in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn.
A native of Washington state, Kim received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Washington.