Speaker Profile

Kim Yates
Vice President, Marketing / VF Corporation (Lee Jeans)

Kimberly Yates is a strategic executive, brand builder, and inspiration leader. She currently serves as the VP of Marketing for Lee Jeans. Kim joined VF Corporation in 2015 to retell the story of the 130-year-old authentic, iconic, American Lee brand. Prior to that, throughout her career at Procter & Gamble, Kim had the good fortune to be able to help build, grow, and even transform such iconic brands as Pampers, Old Spice, Secret, Dolce&Gabbana, and Gucci. Kim is originally from Kansas City, but built her career in Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York City, before returning to KC just 3 ½ years ago. She lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband, high-school freshman twins, and a 17-yr-old dog named Leroy. Kim is passionate about empowering women and serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women and is a speaker at The Central Exchange women’s development organization.