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Kimberly Bailey served as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Memphis from 2019 to 2021. She is the first female to hold the position. In her role, she was responsible for ensuring that information technology within all city government divisions operated efficiently and safely while helping to advance the current administration’s strategic vision. Bailey is an experienced leader with demonstrated skills in project management, team building, public speaking, and team facilitation. She enjoys finding new and innovative ways to address complex issues and obtain excellent outcomes. Her recipe for success is to put God first in all you do, devise a plan, seek wise counsel, and work hard.  Kimberly is currently a Public Sector Business Consultant for a multinational technology company that provides workforce management and human resource management services.

Bailey began her career with the City of Memphis as a college intern in the Information Systems Division. Since then, this ambitious woman has steadily progressed securing IT and project management positions with international and award-winning organizations such as the Memphis Grizzlies, Technicolor, AutoZone, and CBRE. She returned to the City of Memphis in 2017 as the HRIS Solutions Manager and was instrumental in the upgrade of several vital operational components within the Human Resources Department. Bailey also served a dual role as Interim HR Operations Manager for a period of eight months.

Bailey received her BS in Management Information Systems from Christian Brothers University and MS in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services from Bellevue University. She shares her knowledge and passion for technology with the IT professionals of tomorrow as an adjunct professor at Christian Brothers University.

She is a native Memphian and gives back to her community by serving as the assistant secretary of the Shelby County Health, Education and Housing Facility Board, financial secretary for the LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Foundation Board, Red Door Board Member, and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition to technology, Bailey has a love of history and after noticing a void in civil rights education for small children she published her Color and Read series which highlights the accomplishments of African Americans. It includes the books Civil Rights Leading Ladies, Civil Rights Mighty Men, Famous Firsts, and Great Inventions. They can be found on Kim Bailey has lived a life full of accomplishments but according to her, the most rewarding is being the mother of her adult daughter. 

Honors & Awards


  • Technology Women Who Lead Honoree

    Issued by Memphis Business Journal · Aug 2022

  • IT Team of the Year (led by a woman) Finalist

    Issued by Women in IT Summit & Awards Series · Sep 2021

  • Digital Cities Survey Winner

    Issued by Center for Digital Government · Aug 2020

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