MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHAA
Kimara P. Mayberry is a Senior Human Resources Partner for SpartanNash, a Fortune 400 Grocery Retailer and Food Distributor. SpartanNash is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and is the 5th largest food distributor in the United States, with 150 corporate-owned retail stores in 9 states, 13 wholesale distribution centers and 7 Military Distribution Centers.
Kimara is also the Founder and Principal Consultant for Platinum Consulting Group with a strategic focus on Leadership Development, Fundraising & Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Kimara is a 2007 graduate of Philander Smith College with a B.A. in Organizational Management, Cum Laude and Distinction in Field. She graduated in 2012 with an M.B.A in Ethics and Business Administration from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas. Kimara is nationally certified as a PHR (Human Resources Professional) and a SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional). She has over 20 years of HR experience in a variety of industries including Healthcare, Higher Education, Construction Management Manufacturing and Food Distribution.
Kimara currently serves as the Treasurer for the Sparrow Freedom Project, the Treasurer for the Detroit Society for Human Resource Management (Detroit SHRM), as well as the Certification Director for the Michigan State Council of SHRM (MISHRM). She is also the VP of Education for the West Michigan Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Kimara’s civic affiliations include membership in the Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan -Community Partners Co-Chair , Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Lambda Rho Zeta Graduate Chapter)-March of Dimes Chair/Grants Committee Chair, the Domestic Violence Chair for the Michigan State Organization of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Great Lakes Regional Chair for March of Dimes Initiatives, coordinating chapters across the regions in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Kimara is also a national Board Member for the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation.
Kimara is an avid runner, in various distances including, Ultra marathoner (50K), Marathoner (26.2 miles), Half marathoner (13.1 miles), and numerous 5K and 10K races.