Kim Caruthers, PMP, CSM has over twenty years of experience in project management across multiple industries including transportation, education, telecommunications and technology. She has a BFA from Florida State University and an MBA from Florida International University. Kim has been teaching project management for fifteen years and was certified to teach “Leadership for Strategic Execution,” a course within the Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM) program. She has taught this program on site for companies such as IBM, Cisco, Visa and Google.
Kim is currently consultant and lead for the Centric Miami practice. Prior to this, Kim served as Director of Program Management for CSX Transportation, a Fortune 500 company. Kim was also Director of Operations for Kaplan University, where she oversaw the development of a new online marketing product. As a consultant, Kim has been a Project Manager for Cayman Airways and project manager for the merger of two Caribbean airlines. Kim also served as Director, Operations Systems for Spirit Airlines, where she developed the first published guide for corporate project management best practices including a methodology and a training program. Clients have included organizations such as Nortek, CSX Transportation, American Express, Ryder, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, FPL, Puerto Rico’s Hacienda (tax authority), McKesson HBOC and the U.S. Southern Command headquarters.
In pursuit of continued professional development, Kim was an active member of the PMI South Florida Chapter for fourteen years. She served on the Board of Directors from 1995 through 2008 and was President of the Chapter in 2005. She has held various other Officer roles for the Chapter including VP Communications and Director of the career program. In 2006, Kim received the Recognition of Excellence Award in the Component Leadership category from PMI’s Global Operations Center Awards Program. For the Chapter, she was the founder and project manager of the first Job Fair in 2002, the founder for the new Volunteer program in 2003 and a key contributor of the founding committee of the Chapter’s first Professional Development Day in 1999.
Kim is a seasoned professional with many years of experience designing and deploying solutions that solve business problems, allowing organizations to deliver new products and services while supporting strategic objectives.
Kim enjoys spending time with her family and doing anything outdoors. She is a registered yoga teacher and enjoys teaching yoga as a volunteer for students with special needs. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading and painting.
B.F.A. Florida State University
MBA Florida International University