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Kimberly O'Neil

Cause Studio
Founder and Managing Director
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Kimberly O’Neil is an award winning executive leadership and nonprofit expert. She is youngest African American woman to serve as a City Manager in the United States. As a veteran senior government and nonprofit executive, Kimberly has used her voice to impact policy decisions while lobbying in New York City and on Capitol Hill. She now works within the social sector and leads Giving Blueprint, a consulting company with a mission to impact social change through the development of strategic partnerships and growth plans within the social sector.

As a social entrepreneur, Kimberly recognizes the value that startup nonprofit organizations provide to communities. In January 2015, she launched Cause Studio, an incubator and training initiative that is designed to reduce the number of failing nonprofit organizations in North Texas. Kimberly was recently recognized as a 2017 Minority Business Leader Awards honoree by the Dallas Business Journal and one of the 2017 Faces of Frisco in Higher Education. She serves as Vice Chair for the City of Plano Community Relations Commission.

In addition to being a sought after thought leader, strategist and speaker, Kimberly is a published author and professor who was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year for Collin College.