Lunch with a Leader: Kim Simon, USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Kim Simon discussed her path to leadership and how she is guiding the Institute’s work to serve a variety of constituencies. Simon ties together many layers of service that include global initiatives, media production, and collection of new testimonies, including the Dimensions in Testimony program and the identification of areas of current conflict, from current antisemitism to contemporary hate-based violence. She also oversees the executive office and communications and serves as the bridge and key professional partner to the advancement team and to the lay leadership in supporting their engagement with the Institute. Simon’s efforts aim to facilitate an increased understanding and growing engagement with testimony and the Visual History Archive for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation survivors and for all who have affinity or connection to the testimonies. Kim has been working with Shoah for 25 years.