Kimberly K. Wilson
Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
A 16-year marketing veteran, Kimberly K. Wilson serves as Vice President, Affiliate Marketing for Disney and ESPN Media Networks (a division of ESPN, Inc.). In her current capacity, Kimberly identifies and develops innovative marketing strategies designed to meet and exceed the organization’s distribution goals, manages a multi-million dollar marketing budget and leads a team of marketers from Coordinators to Senior Directors.
Prior to joining ESPN in 2005, Kimberly served as Director of Marketing for Clear Channel Radio New Orleans. She led the development and execution of all marketing, promotions, and community affairs efforts for seven diverse radio stations from Classic Rock to Country. There, she increased revenue for the cluster by 20% via breakthrough events such as Crescent City Idol and New Faces of Country.
Before moving to New Orleans in 2003, Kimberly worked as Affiliate Sales Manager for Black Entertainment Television where she was responsible for increasing distribution of BET Networks within a 16-state territory. In 2003, Kimberly served as an Affiliate Sales Consultant with MBC Cable Network founded by attorney Willie Gary, boxing great Evander Holyfield and Marlon Jackson of the Jackson Five. In this capacity, she was responsible for increasing distribution for MBC Networks and served as liaison between MBC and cable operators. Immediately after, she was hired as a marketing consultant for Clear Channel Radio Chicago where she worked closely with the Marketing and Promotions team to drive listener engagement and advertiser value across its cluster of stations.
Kimberly's professional affiliations include Global Sports Mentoring Program, National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), Women in Cable and Telecommunication (WICT), National Black MBA Association and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kimberly is a native of Chicago, Illinois where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Columbia College of Chicago and earned a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University where she graduated with honors.