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Chamber Staff > Kimberly Purdy

Kimberly Purdy moved to Traverse City in January of 1996 and was welcomed by the North American Blizzard. She is well known and respected throughout the region with many strong community ties, thanks to her long tenure as news anchor and reporter for CBS affiliate 9&10 News, a position she held for thirteen years.

Following a layoff in 2009, Kimberly spent more than six years with Special Olympics Michigan, most recently as Chief Development & Marketing Officer. She lobbied legislators, and testified before House and Senate committees to successfully secure the passage of an income tax check-off box for the organization. Kimberly also spent time with Special Olympics Team USA in a variety of communications and development leadership roles. She traveled to the Republic of Korea as a member of the Management Team during the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games to oversee all Public Relations for the athletes.

In 2015, Kimberly was recruited to head up the Traverse City office of Trion Solutions, Inc. She serves as Trion’s primary liaison to client companies and prospects throughout northern Michigan, as well as to the broader business community. Trion Solutions is a leading national professional employer organization and value-added provider of human resources services, serving small to medium-sized enterprises throughout the United States. The Troy, Michigan based company specializes in providing payroll, Worker’s
Compensation benefits administration.

Kimberly grew up in Dearborn, and lived in Ann Arbor and Chicago before moving to Traverse City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University through the University Center in Traverse City.

Kimberly is also a member of the Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club and 100 Women Who Care Grand Traverse and Leelanau County. Kimberly and her fiancée have been together for nearly 10 years will be married in 2017. They met at Fit For You Health Club and still workout together maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.