Biography

Kimberlin Bolton is a social entrepreneur, speaker,  and professional opera singer. Equally gifted as a businesswoman and an artist, the Bloomfield, Connecticut native holds a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan (’11/Vocal Performance) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College (’09/Music). 

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, Kimberlin traveled to France to perform with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Theater. Looking for a change of pace, she returned to the United States in August 2011 to accept the role as Personal Assistant to Grammy and Oscar-nominated artist Janelle Monáe. As Ms. Monáe’s assistant, she was ultimately responsible for managing the artist’s day-to-day schedule, as well as all communication. Her boundless responsibilities afforded her the opportunity to develop a very extensive resume.

With  over a decade of experience in the arts and entertainment industry, Kimberlin recently transitioned from her role as Executive Director of re:imagine/ATL, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on connecting, training, and inspiring youth to build careers in the creative media industry. She first joined the organization in 2017 as Operations Director but in her promoted role in the last two years she transformed re:imagine/ATL into one of the most admired nonprofits, securing multi-year partnerships with giants like MailChimp, the Arthur Blank Foundation and WarnerMedia. Under her leadership, re:imagine/ATL launched the first federally-registered paid apprenticeship program for the creative media industry in the state of Georgia.

In 2019, the Stand Together Foundation chose Kimberlin to participate in their Catalyst program, a nationally-renowned leadership cohort for top nonprofit leaders across the country. Kimberlin’s outstanding performance resulted in a $30,000 donation to re:imagine/ATL, as well as an exclusive invitation to speak to a select group of Fortune 500 executives. Kimberlin’s integral work in diversifying the creative media pipeline was recognized by the highly respected Atlanta Business Chronicle Diversity and Inclusion Awards in 2021, as an Outstanding Voice. 

Today Kimberlin consults with Atlanta’s premiere media giants and is launching a luxury wellness center and spa that provides a “soft place to land” for Black women. 

 

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