President and CEO
Dr. Kim Graham has extensive experience in leadership coaching and development, program management, and training evaluation. A retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, she served for 20 years in the telecommunications and information systems field. Her military assignments included command of telecommunications units in Okinawa, Japan, Quantico, Virginia, and California. In addition to her telecommunications and information systems experience, Dr. Graham served in a variety of Marine Corps leadership, faculty, and staff positions at career and professional level schools for officers at Quantico, Virginia. She was also the strategic planner and the director of human resources and facilities management for the Defense Information Systems Agency, Europe, in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Graham is a graduate from several Marine Corps professional schools, including the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course, Command and Control Systems School, Weapons and Tactics Instructors School, and Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
After her retirement from the Marine Corps in 2005, Dr. Graham founded her consulting company, Curriculum and Training Solutions, LLC. Through her company, Dr. Graham has served as an evaluator of Department of Defense acquisition courses, a consultant to the American Council on Education, an instructional designer and program manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy’s Competency Assessment Center (a $10.1 million project), and a curriculum development project lead for an online course for the Department of Homeland Security. She also conducted research for the Pennsylvania State University’s Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI) to evaluate the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior program and with the College of Information Sciences and Technology to evaluate Service-Disabled Veterans and Military members’ interest in IT career fields. She served as a Commissioner for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and has conducted post-doctorate research for Penn State University’s World Campus to define quality in distance and online learning. She has been an executive leadership coach since 2014.
Additionally, Kim’s company has developed learning objectives for the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) for FAC-P/PM IT acquisition career field, developed a program for FAI to develop Higher Education Alliances, and developed a Training Provider Course Verification Program for FAI.
• Doctor of Education in Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership with a Concentration in Curriculum and Program Planning,
Nova Southeastern University
• Master of Education in Social Foundations of Education, University of Virginia
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), The Pennsylvania State University
• Awarded a Certificate of Completion for The Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program, May 2017, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education
In addition, Dr. Graham has graduate certificates in project management, Six Sigma, and Prior Learning Assessment. She completed Professional Coach Certification through the Duquesne University ICF-certified course and is an approved Learning Partner with The Pennsylvania State University. She is an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and Everything DiSC®. When not working, Dr. Graham enjoys volunteering for several local non-profit organizations, fitness training, traveling, and participating in outdoor activities.