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Join us on April 3rd in Dallas as Kimberly Smith discusses hiring trends in the Energy industry. We will explore current challenges in talent acquisition, the impact of diversity within organizations and strategies Energy companies are using to employ their workforce!


  • Kimberly Smith (Partner at Avant Executive Search)

    Kimberly Smith

    Partner at Avant Executive Search


    Kim is a Partner with Avant Executive Search & Talent Advisory, a female-owned, global retained executive search firm and talent consultancy. Since 2020, Avant has placed executives in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Avant has over a 90% placement rate and is proud that 71% of placements in 2022 and 2023 were women or diverse professionals.

    Kim is a value-focused leader with experience working across multiple industries, primarily in energy, chemicals, and utilities. Her experience can be summarized in one word – transformation. She passionately partners with clients and colleagues to define robust operating models that can weather disruption and uncertainty – and identify the talent to drive impact. Kim has worked across the globe delivering projects in digital & innovation; M&A; operating model and organization design; and strategic planning.

    Kim has also served in the DEI space in a variety of roles, from executive sponsor and strategist to grass-roots “implementationist”. Her experience includes standing up DEI governance; serving as an ERG leader; leading engagement surveys; hosting and speaking at conferences; leading RFPs; and facilitating workshops and delivering training.

    Prior to Avant, Kim has held leadership, strategy, and line positions at Accenture, Hess Corporation, VillageMD, Booz & Company (now Strategy&, a part of the PWC network), Sia Partners, Athenian Consulting Solutions, and Celanese Corporation. Kim began her career as a process engineer with Celanese Corporation supporting its Pasadena, TX, Vinyl Acetate unit.

    Kim holds multiple board positions, including as an Advisory Board Member for the North Texas Diversity Council and Rice University’s Center for Career Development. She was selected and currently serves as an Ambassador for the Town of Prosper Community Engagement Committee. She is also an executive member of the North Texas chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and a member of DallasHR.

    Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and received her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

    Kim resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, in the town of Prosper, with her husband and daughter.

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Park City Club

5956 Sherry Lane
Dallas, Texas

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