Kim Besse serves as President and Chief People Officer for Children’s Health. In this role, Kim leads the development and execution of the organization’s talent strategies to support the system’s values-based culture and to attract, engage and retain talent to deliver on the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children.
Prior to joining Children’s Health in 2010, Kim served as Vice President, Human Resources for Belo Corp with prior experience as the top HR executive for a global outsourcing organization, and as top HR executive in a leading hospitality organization.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts in applied business administration from Dallas Baptist University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), and a World at Work Certified Compensation Professional. Additionally, she holds a diploma in personnel management from the Damelin Management School in Johannesburg, South Africa.