Kimberly Freeman Brown

Board Chair

KFB Consulting, LLC

Kimberly Freeman Brown is President of KFB Consulting, LLC, a boutique organizational development and strategic communications consulting firm that supports some of the foremost social justice leaders and advocacy, organizing, faith-based, philanthropic and political organizations in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives; communications and leadership development programs; crisis management and conflict resolution; and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the firm, she served as executive director of American Rights at Work, a national labor policy organization.

She is the author of three reports on women of color and leadership: Pay, Professionalism and Respect: Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry (2018), I Dream Detroit: The Voice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit’s Future (2017) and And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise (2015), all released by the Institute of Policy Studies. An outspoken advocate for racial and gender justice and workers’ rights, Brown has been quoted, published editorials, or had her work featured in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, Teen Vogue, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC.

Brown is Senior Advisor of ReFrame, a strategic communications organization supporting economic, racial and climate justice organizations and campaigns. Additionally, Brown is an affiliate coach with Rockwood Leadership Institute, a trainer with Auburn Seminary,