Kim Ramsey

Graduate Adjunct Faculty

School of Labor & Employment Relations

Education & Experience

M.A., Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985 

B.B.A., Industrial Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983 

Kim Ramsey is the President and Founder of The Executive Edge®, Inc., a niche national consulting firm that specializes in Talent Management which includes coaching executive leaders, their teams in reaching their full potential.  She also works with executive teams in developing their organization’s human capital strategies and culture to achieve optimal business performance.  She has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, executive coaching, executive team development, accelerated leadership development strategy, change management, organizational design, 360 degree feedback, mentoring, design of performance management systems and more.  She routinely works with Fortune 500 clients and their executive teams to design and implement organizational and leadership development initiatives resulting in tangible business improvements.    Kim has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Talent Management at the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employee Relations – Master’s Program for Human Resources Management since 2018. 

Prior to founding The Executive Edge®, Inc., Kim led Executive and Leadership Development at the AT&T/Ameritech Institute where she was responsible for coaching and developing the corporation’s most senior executives across North America.  With a population of over 15,000 employees, she worked to identify and develop the top 1% who were being groomed for senior executive positions. 

She also led Organizational Development and Leadership Development for Nielsen, North America.  In addition, her experience included leading the Human Resources organization for SONY’s Consumer Electronics Group for the Midwest Region and a start-up operation in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  She has held additional HR leadership positions at Harris Corporation and the Tribune Company overseeing the executive leadership and organizational development efforts for 26 business units across the country which at the time included the Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio, WGN TV and the Chicago Cubs. 


LER 590 TM1 Talent Management