Kim Syman

Managing Partner, Field Leadership and Early Learning Fund

Kim is a Managing Partner at New Profit where she leads efforts to combine the power of New Profit's network with organizational learning about how social innovation grows. She oversees field-building, communications and convening strategies, which accelerate social problem solving by bringing together social entrepreneurs with leaders in government, philanthropy, business, and the media. She also co-leads New Profit’s emerging Early Learning Fund. She was a member of the founding team that helped conceptualize and design New Profit in 1997 and 1998.

In 2013, she was named to a cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship focusing on advanced leadership in public, nonprofit and private sectors. She also serves on the Massachusetts Advisory Board for Youth Villages.

Before joining New Profit, Kim served as Executive Director of the Green Mountain Horse Association in Vermont, where she worked to redevelop the organization as a key link between the state’s $80 million equine industry and the movement to ensure sustainable open spaces. Prior to this, Kim played many roles at City Year, where she supported the co-founders and helped grow the organization across the country.

Kim also worked for several years in television news and documentary production. After interning at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, she served on the production team for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions’ Emmy award-winning documentary series on American healthcare policy and later worked as a freelancer for the British Broadcast Corporation in New York, and on other news and documentary television projects. Kim received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and studied social anthropology at Oxford University. Kim lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.