Kim Syman is a Managing Partner at New Profit. A member of the founding team that created New Profit, Kim helps to spark and advance next-generation strategies for the social impact field.
Through the annual Gathering of Leaders and other platforms, she connects the ideas and people—social entrepreneurs and their counterparts in government, philanthropy, business, technology, and the media— that can accelerate our nation’s collective ability to solve social problems. Currently co-leading New Profit’s approach to supporting the work of system entrepreneurs, Kim launched New Profit’s policy arm, America Forward, prior to the 2008 presidential election, and co-led New Profit’s first Early Learning Fund. She serves on the Board of Directors of AVANCE, Inc., and is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a member of the Advisory Board for Youth Villages Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Earlier, Kim played several roles at City Year, led the turnaround of a Vermont nonprofit, and worked in television news and documentary production at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and Productions. Kim received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and studied social anthropology at Oxford University. She lives in Lexington, MA with her husband and three children.