article source Kim McNulty is Vice President of Regional Strategy for OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) and passionate about OneFuture’s mission to assure all Coachella Valley students and our economy thrive.
click Kim’s leadership has influenced college and career pipeline development across the region since 2005, when she launched the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership’s Career Pathways Initiative. Today, OFCV leads this initiative, which engages 400+ partners to raise the intellectual capital and workforce capacity of the region by aligning the community’s education, workforce and economic development efforts. The Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Success guides the regional work, which is advanced using the Alignment USA model.
In her current position, Kim is responsible for building workforce, education and community partnerships to advance implementation of the Regional Plan, including providing staff support for seven of the region’s Alignment Teams: Business Engagement, Opportunity Youth and Young Adults (OYYA), College Completion, Data, K-12 Engagement, Behavioral Health Workforce and Regional Plan Oversight, as well as regional Industry Councils in Advanced Technology, Arts Media and Entertainment and Healthcare.
Her prior professional experience includes 20 years in professional services and destination marketing management — ten years of that as the as Film Commissioner for the desert resort communities through the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. As Film Commissioner, she served on the Marketing Committee for the California Film Commission’s Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS) and co-founded the California On Location Awards (COLA) event. Kim also served as a Vice President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Desert Healthcare District’s Program Committee for nine years.
Kim currently serves on the National Leadership Council for the Ford Motor Company Fund’s Next Generation Learning Network (Ford NGL), the Palm Springs Historical Society Board of Directors, St. Theresa Catholic Church Parish Council and is Vice-Chair of the Riverside County Workforce Development Board’s East Region Committee. In addition, she helped pioneer the development of Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert, CA. Xavier is the first lay-built, Jesuit-endorsed high school of its kind and one of fifteen Jesuit high schools in the Jesuits West Province. McNulty currently serves on Xavier’s Board of Regents and is the founding President of Xavier’s Parent Guild.
Kim is a native of Palm Springs, California, is married and has three daughters. She attended the University of San Diego and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.