Kimberly Pace

Professor for the Practice of Communication


Kimberly Pace is a clinical professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management where she teaches courses in leadership communications. Professor Pace uses her formal training in the performing arts to bring a unique perspective to business education and practice. Before joining Vanderbilt, Pace served in marketing and communications roles for two international faith-based non-profit agencies located in Nashville. She designed integrated communications marketing strategies, and managed a staff of 17 people responsible for $20 million in revenue. She was also a communications consultant, who led communication audits, launched a national TV branding campaign, was a key-note speaker, and taught branding and public relation seminars for professional communicators. Kimberly also served as the Executive Director and "on-air talent" for a radio and television program aired on Fox, CBS and NBC in 7 states to 5.5 million homes. She directed and produced the broadcasts, interviewed guests, and trained other on-air hosts. Kimberly's focus outside the classroom is training executives in "personal branding" and offering master classes for effective presentations. She seeks to help executives understand the unique value they bring to the company, to their staff, to clients, and to customers.