Kimberly Wilson is the great-great-niece of program namesake, John Mitchell, Jr., editor of the black newspaper The Richmond Planet and one of the great anti-lynching advocates in American history. Wilson joined the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in 2015 in the newly created position of Chief Human Resource Officer and Deputy Director for Human Resources, Volunteers, and Community Service. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Wilson’s extensive experience in Human Resources spans more than 25 years. Wilson is a nationally recognized voice within the higher education and cultural arts fields having worked with the American Association of Museum Curators (AAMC), Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWIHE), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington. Various HR executive leadership course work and training from Virginia Commonwealth University (Wilder School of Public Administration), University of Richmond (Robins School of Business), Howard University (School of Business), and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business).