Kimala Dodson | VP of Human Resources, Ascend Learning

In her role as Vice President of Human Resources Kimala serves as a strategic partner to Ascend Learning Clinical Health and Finance leadership, driving achievement of business objectives with a range of initiatives, including organizational effectiveness, strategic human capital planning, talent and leadership development. She has served in senior HR roles for such major brands as H&R Block, Sprint, and Black & Veatch with over 20 years’ experience specializing in human capital consulting.

Kimala has focused on driving business results through organizational effectiveness in her HR career.  She utilized her deep consulting skills in her roles with Accenture and as the Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s Finance and Markets Consulting Group.  Her broad business experience includes implementing major technology platforms, organizational design and integration, leading change management initiatives, implementing measurement strategies, and enhancing employee engagement.

Kimala started her career in nursing and hospital administration before attending the University of Kansas to earn her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering.  She focused on environmental air quality consulting in her engineering career.