Fisk University Appoints Kim Seymour and Nzinga “Zing” Shaw to the Board of Trustees

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Fisk University is thrilled to announce the appointment Kim Seymour and Nzinga “Zing” Shaw to the Board of Trustees.

“We could not be more excited about our new Trustees. Each one of them brings a tremendous amount of expertise and experience in areas that are vital to Fisk’s future success,” said Board Chair Frank Sims. “These individuals are all proven leaders whose support will help expand upon the remarkable momentum that Fisk has built over the past several years.”

Kim Seymour currently serves as Chief People Officer at WW (formerly Weight Watchers). After 20 years in human resources, Kim’s proven ability to architect transformation, forge connections, deliver insights, and link talent to strategy has allowed her to successfully build world-class business teams across different industries, functions, geographies and environments. A lifelong curiosity about people and what makes them join, perform, contribute, stay and elevate has made Kim a valued partner to senior leaders who understand that strong talent and culture are the ultimate competitive advantages. Prior to WW, Kim was at American Express, Home Depot, and General Electric. A native of Memphis, Kim holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Indiana University.

Nzinga Shaw is currently the global chief inclusion and diversity officer for Starbucks Coffee Company and was the first chief diversity and inclusion officer in the National Basketball Association, serving in that capacity for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena franchise for five years. She is a recipient of several industry awards including Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and Game Changers awards and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 and Women Who Mean Business awards. Shaw serves on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center and UNCF Seattle.  She is an alumna of Spelman College (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MLA).

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