Kimberly Lanphear

Kimberly Lanphear
CEO, Apparo

Kim Lanphear is the CEO of Apparo, a nonprofit connecting local nonprofits to technology expertise & resources that amplify their impact in the community. Recognized for her skills in change management and cultural leadership, Kim has led Apparo to focus on achieving solution sustainability for nonprofits and a leverage of $1.60+ of community value for every dollar donated.

Lanphear has a diverse career background with more than 20 years of expertise in strategy development, international business, marketing, fundraising, and P&L management as well as Board governance and leadership. Prior to Apparo, she was at the helm of business lines within Citibank domestically and internationally, and the MD of Chicago's third largest professional theater company. She has consulted with nonprofits and for-profit organizations in the areas of strategy and marketing, and is recognized for her ability to build consensus and collaborative partnerships.

Kim received the Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO award in 2018, the Mecklenburg Times Most Influential Women Award in 2016, and has received recognition in Scoop Charlotte and South Park Magazine.

She received a BA in Public Policy from Duke University, and her MBA and a Masters of Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Kim is an avid musical theater buff, lover of ballet, jazz music and enjoys singing, herself. She is married to Tom Lanphear, a technology and banking sales expert, and the mother of two wonderful young women.