Kim "Kimfer" Flanery-Rye, EMBA
Executive MBA, Seattle University
BFA, University of Washington
Adjunct, Department of Marketing
- Creativity and Innovation
Kim “Kimfer” Flanery-Rye is the Founder and Principal Consultant for MyKimisms, LLC, a social enterprise focused on the IDEA: Inclusion = Diversity + Equity + Accessibility to build culture from the inside out and believes changes to systemic issues cannot happen without addressing organizational systems of inequities. Entrepreneurial in spirit, creatively minded, and service at heart, Kimfer is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience with a diverse background in art, design, communication, training, digital marketing, brand strategy, executive leadership, design thinking, and organizational development. She is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Creativity and Innovation for MBA students and has her MBA in Executive Leadership. In addition, she is a fierce advocate for the community, spends her time volunteering and donating to many organizations, large and small. She has held board positions as the DEI chair and Board Chair for non-profit organizations. She speaks locally, nationally, and internationally, and most recently, she has spoken at the 2022 World Economic Forum regarding the importance of women on boards, and what it means for women to hold power and authority.