Our Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Thirteenth Annual Corporate Luncheon on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, presented by Constellation Culinary Group, is a celebration of the business community’s commitment to the arts. Thanks to the generous support of PAMM board of trustees, corporate sponsors, South Florida’s prominent business leaders, and more, PAMM’s arts education program is able to reach thousands of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) students beyond our museum walls
We sat down with PAMM Trustee Kimberly Marshall to discuss the inspiration behind this year’s theme Destination Miami, and what that means for her as a PAMM trustee.
PAMM TRUSTEE KIMBERLY MARSHALL
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I moved to Miami Beach from San Francisco in 2018 and I love it here! I’m passionate about increasing access to capital for women and minority entrepreneurs and investors, and I do that through my personal investing in early stage companies and funds, as a founding board member of Black Angels Miami, and as a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs’ Launch With GS $1B investing strategy grounded in the data that diverse teams drive returns. I love to explore the world through food, wine and art—52 countries and counting, like all things aquatic, am working to improve my tennis game, and am honored to be a trustee of this incredible museum.
How did you become involved with Pérez Art Museum Miami? Tell us more about your journey as a PAMM trustee.
When I moved here three years ago, I sought opportunities to get involved with the local community. I was introduced to PAMM via their Art + Soul event benefiting the PAMM Fund for Black Art, and subsequently became an Ambassador for Black Art, attended Art of the Party, and met incredible people involved with the museum. I appreciate Trustee Dorothy Terrell’s encouragement and nomination to increase my involvement to the trustee level, which was a big commitment requiring thoughtful consideration. I’m glad that I accepted! I feel a tremendous amount of responsibility for and pride in PAMM.
All funds from the luncheon support PAMM’s art and education outreach programs. What does it mean to you to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community?
I’ve been so impressed with PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans, the PAMM team, my fellow trustees and other PAMM members, and I was blown away to meet the education team and learn about the tremendous effort they put into making PAMM accessible to the local community and creating meaningful learning experiences for students. I am so proud of the awesome work PAMM does beyond the beautiful art exhibitions they curate in their spectacular building!
What are you looking forward to the most for this year’s event?
There is so much activity in Miami right now! I am really looking forward to connecting with supporters of PAMM in the corporate realm. And just as PAMM’s collection reflects the diversity of Miami’s population, as Miami’s economy continues to grow and evolve, Miami’s business leaders have a tremendous opportunity to grow with an inclusive approach.
Kimberly Marshall is an investor and advisor for high growth companies. She advises Goldman Sachs’ Launch With GS $1B investing strategy, is a founding board member of Black Angels Miami, and is an active personal investor in early stage companies and funds. Previously, Marshall designed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s edtech investing strategy for higher education start-ups. Prior to the Gates Foundation, Marshall spearheaded strategic growth initiatives across product, operations and policy at Uber, contributing to their growth from 19 to over 400 markets. Marshall designed Uber’s first enterprise product concept, evaluated product consumer impact, led the Uber Miami market pre-launch, and developed Uber’s national stakeholder strategy, including championing Uber’s impact on future of work, drunk driving, accessibility and transportation equity. Her investing experience includes multiple company and fund investments, two venture capital funds, Macquarie Capital and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Marshall serves on Pérez Art Museum Miami Board of Trustees, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Technology Advisory Council, and Living Cities Builders and Benefactors Steering Committee.
Marshall earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and French from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
When not talking to founders and investors, Marshall is snowboarding, learning tennis, jumping off boats, giving back or exploring the world through food, wine and art—52 countries and counting.