Bio

Dr. Kimberly Townsend is a role model for anyone who wants to make positive change in the world. Like many women, she’s juggling the demands of family and the pressures of a full-time job, while still finding time to volunteer and better the community. She’s inspired by making a sustainable difference in people’s lives and seeing her company and her community prosper.

Dr. Townsend is President and CEO of Loretto Management Corporation in Syracuse, NY. She is a prolific speaker and writer whose work has been published in industry journals and business publications, including her book "Lifecircle Leadership: How Exceptional People Make Every Day Extraordinary" which was released by Advantage Media Group in Fall 2018.

Lifecircle Leadership is more than a leadership style, it’s a philosophy that embraces the power of work-life balance, the value in going the extra mile in everything you do, and the recognition that being your best self allows you to better serve others. In her book, Dr. Townsend shares stories and lessons from her life as CEO of Loretto and her journey to the C-suite to illustrate the power of how pragmatic altruism has made a difference in her community and her company, and how you can use it to make profound changes in your own.

In addition to being an attorney admitted to the New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Bars, Dr. Townsend is a Certified Public Accountant and is SHRM-certified in Global Professional Human Resources. Other professional development includes Measurement, Design and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research and Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives, both at the Harvard School of Public Health.

She has been interviewed by Inc Magazine, LeadingAge, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Women of Upstate New York Magazine, the daytime talk show "Bridge Street" and many others.

Dr. Townsend is passionate about living a purposeful, connected life. She is driven by a deep desire to improve herself personally, her company, and her community, through her philosophy of Lifecircle Leadership and pragmatic altruism. She invites others to reconsider their approach to business and life and hopes they discover, as she did, that being and doing good is good for business.

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