Setting and Achieving Goals

From an early age, Kimberly has been setting goals. Her grandmother always said, “If you reach for the stars, you will never come up with a hand full of mud.”

In more modern terms, setting goals will help to direct the path, or many paths. It’s the map of directions in life. It’s okay to alter goals along the way, or reassess and realign. In fact, success can be found in the journey.

Committed to Excellence

  • B.S. Business Management from North Carolina State University

  • MBA from North Carolina State University

  • Ph.D. work in Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky

  • Successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,340 feet in altitude

  • Winner of the Rolex watch for Top Salesman of the Year

Thanks, Kimberly, for your in depth overview of the work that you have been doing. You are a strong asset to the industry. We look forward to having you on the board of directors, and thanks for all your contributions to the industry.

Bill Casner, Kentucky Derby Winner and Former co-owner of WinStar Farm

During the time I have worked with Kimberly Eilers Brown, all of my interactions with her have been beyond exemplary. I cannot think of anyone worthy of more praise: she has shown herself to be loyal, dedicated, motivated, responsible, and particularly & refreshingly, upstanding and ethical.

Anne Buchanan, CEO



Background in Corporate Business

Recruited by PricewaterhouseCoopers after graduate school, Kimberly implemented global management and technology solutions. She worked with Fortune 500 clients such as Office Depot, Duke Energy nuclear power division and NASDAQ.

Life as a consultant included 100% travel in order to be on-site at the corporate headquarters for all parts of the project life cycle.

Kimberly was given the opportunity to combine her business expertise with her passion for the horse when she transferred to Lexington, Kentucky. Specializing in equine economics and sports marketing was exciting and fulfilling. She worked for the famous thoroughbred racehorse company WinStar Farm and consulted for the Kentucky Equine Education Project, the Jockey Club and embarked upon a journey in equine economic industry research at the University of Kentucky.

Working with Leaders

Kimberly had a chance to get into in-depth discussions with Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear and KY House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, State Representative. The private event included about 50 of the top leaders in the region, including a few of Kimberly’s fellow board members of the Race for Education.
Kimberly Brown and Bill Casner, co-founder of Excel Communications, say hello at a private event with Kentucky’s Governor Beshear. Bill Casner was inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame for his lifelong contributions and his horse won the Dubai World Cup in 2009. He is also a Kentucky Derby winning owner.
Kimberly Brown talks with Kentucky Governor Beshear at his special event. In Kentucky, the horse industry is a major component of Kentucky’s economy, contributing $4 billion in revenue and providing over 100,000 jobs in the state. Lexington, Kentucky has been coined the “Horse Capital of the World.”




Get Involved

Do you volunteer or donate to your local organizations? Giving back is as important as receiving. Whether is it a gift of time, dollars or products, help out in your community. If you need ideas, here are a few of Kimberly’s favorites.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

I was taught that the way to progress was neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, it’s greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life. -Arnold Schwarzenegger