Kim “KC” Campbell

Kim “KC” Campbell is a retired colonel who served in the United States Air Force for more than 24 years as a fighter pilot and senior military leader. Her final assignment was as the director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the United States Air Force Academy. As a senior military leader, Kim led thousands of airmen both at home and abroad in deployed locations and enabled them to succeed in their missions. She has experience leading complex organizations and driving cultural change. Kim has flown 1,800 hours in the A-10 Warthog, including more than 100 combat missions protecting troops on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2003, Kim was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism after successfully recovering her battle-damaged airplane after an intense close air support mission in Baghdad. Since retiring from the Air Force, Kim has shared her inspirational story and lessons on leading with courage with business and corporate audiences as an executive coach and keynote speaker. Kim and her husband, Scott, live in Colorado with their two sons.