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Kim A. Newton

Ms. Newton is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alexis Enterprises, LLC, which includes the Intentional Pause Project (media, product, and experiential platform aimed at empowering women to expand the impact of their leadership).

Previously, Ms. Newton spent more than two decades at Hallmark Cards, Inc. (greeting card manufacturer) in various leadership roles, including her most recent position as senior vice president of consumer experience. Throughout her 20+ years with the company, she influenced global corporate strategy and led transformation across a $4B diversified portfolio of top brands by reimagining strategies and capabilities through a future-looking, digitally-enabled, and customer-focused lens. Ms. Newton has been recognized as a top African American in corporate America and is an active investor in and advisor to several female-led businesses.

Other Directorships: Kansas City Art Institute (art and culture nonprofit), TEDx Kansas City (nonprofit organization), Giving the Basics (nonprofit organization), Notre Dame de Sion School (independent, Roman Catholic school).

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