An experienced leader with proven expertise in organizational effectiveness will become the City of Greeley’s new Chief Human Capital Officer.
Kimberly Southern-Weber will join the city in a new role that will manage organizational and cultural development, change initiatives, and projects to enhance processes, systems, structures, and ways of working.
“While this position is new for Greeley, it’s something that will elevate Greeley’s ability to serve our community as a high-performing organization,” said City Manager Raymond Lee. “Adding talent to the leadership team gives depth and breadth to the scope and scale of what we can accomplish. Kimberly brings complementary skills to our existing leadership, which will help Greeley advance its transparency, organizational development, people assets, talent development, and total organizational health.”
For the past six years, Southern-Weber has served as the director of Global Organizational Effectiveness for Maxar, a space technology and Earth intelligence company headquartered in Westminster, CO. She led a team responsible for employee engagement, leadership and professional development, performance, succession and talent processes, organizational transformational efforts, analysis of organizational needs, and deployment of talent solutions. Her experience includes leading change management at Grainger and consulting for clients including Fortune 500 companies.
As the city’s Chief Human Capital Officer, Southern-Weber will be responsible for collaboratively developing resources, training, and processes for change-management initiatives that will nurture Greeley’s culture and improve organizational development. She will serve as a strategic citywide partner in embedding organizational and cultural change processes while also fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the city and with the Greeley community.
“I am thrilled to join the City of Greeley. I look forward to helping the city government evolve to best serve this dynamic community and become an employer of choice in the region,” she said. “I am grateful for this opportunity to make a difference at a critical time of growth for Greeley.”
Southern-Weber received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Spanish language, and Latin American Studies from Drake University and graduated magna cum laude with honors. She’s a founding board member and former president of the Colorado Chapter of the nonprofit Association of Change Management Professionals.
Her first day with the city will be Jan. 5.