Kimberly A. Williams
Published October 16, 2012 12:25
Kimberly Williams currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the NFL Network, responsible for the day-to-day management of the National Football League's cable television assets. In addition, Williams played an integral role in the launch of the NFL Network-produced NFL RedZone channel in the fall of 2009, which earned a Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage category in its debut season. Her responsibilities also include overall administrative oversight of the NFL's facilities and studios in Culver City, Calif., operational home to NFL Network, NFL RedZone and NFL.com.
Prior to her current position, Williams served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the NFL, responsible for the league's overall financial activities, including financial reporting and analysis, financial routines and controls and long-range strategic planning.
Preceding her time at the NFL, Williams served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for NBC West Coast. In that role, she worked at NBC's Burbank, Calif., offices and was responsible for all financial aspects of NBC West Coast operations, including NBC's Entertainment, Studios & Enterprises divisions.
Williams also worked in New York as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NBC Business Development. In this capacity, she oversaw activities including acquisition/divestiture, investment portfolio management and derivative/hedging strategies.
In all, Williams spent more than a decade with General Electric (GE)-owned companies, including stays at Nuovo Pignone (GE Power Systems) in Florence, Italy, and GE International, GE Power Controls and GE Capital in London, England.
Williams also serves as a member of the Global Advisory Board for the WTA as well as board member and Secretary of the Animal Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for people and pets. In addition, she remains involved with the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, having served as Board Member and Treasurer in 2005.
Williams holds a BA degree from Connecticut College in Japanese and Asian Studies. She also has a Masters degree in international business administration (MBA) from the American Graduate School of International Management ("Thunderbird").