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National Geographic Leadership

Kim Waldron

Chief of Staff

Photograph by Becky Hale/National Geographic

As chief of staff at the National Geographic Society, Kim Waldron provides strategic and operational support to the Society’s CEO, board of trustees, and executive management team.

Prior to joining the Society, Waldron served as chief of staff at Colorado College, university secretary at the University of Edinburgh, and secretary of the college at Colgate University. In addition to supporting the respective leaders and boards of trustees of these institutions, Waldron oversaw many areas of operation including student services, communications, advancement, human resources, and environmental health and safety.

Waldron was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, and served on the faculty in the geology department of Colgate University. She holds a Ph.D. and a master of philosophy in geology from Yale University and an A.B. in geology from Colgate University.