Kim Wallace Carlson Director of Engagement – Entrepreneurship, Public Affairs Kim Wallace Carlson is the director of engagement – entrepreneurship in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she develops and executes strategic communications plans, engages entrepreneurship ecosystem partners and stakeholders, and protects and grows the Foundation’s national entrepreneurship brand. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Carlson was a senior website and content strategist for DEG, where she led content strategy for DLR Group, Olathe Health System, Waddell & Reed, Ferrellgas, and others. Her experience includes development and implementation of communications campaigns, cross-channel digital marketing plans, and branding and strategy projects with C-suite leadership. Previously, Carlson was a web and social media manager at the Kauffman Foundation and was a content strategist and copywriter for VML. She also was an assistant editor and web editor for Natural Home magazine. She is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and is a member of the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. In addition, Carlson serves on the advisory board for the Appointments Project & Ready to Run Kansas Women’s Leadership Series, a collaboration between the Women’s Foundation and the University of Kansas Institute for Leadership Studies. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Tomorrow leadership engagement program, an initiative of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. Carlson earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kansas with a minor in sociology.