The CDA has named a seven year company veteran as its new president and CEO.
The Executive Committee for the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has officially named Kimberly Bolin as the company’s new president and CEO. The announcement follows a period, which began Feb. 19, 2016, during which Bolin acted as interim president and CEO.
Bolin is in her seventh year with CDA and was its executive vice president until accepting her new position as president. In that role, she was instrumental in the transformation of the association, enacting the aggressive agenda put forth by the Board of Directors in early 2015, beginning with a name change from American Wholesale Marketers Association to the Convenience Distribution Association, which appropriately states who we are and what we do.
Bolin is taking over the president’s role during a time of change in the industry and the Association. CDA Chairman Chad Owen, Chambers & Owen, Janesville, Wis., stated, “There is no doubt that Kimberly Bolin is the right person to be president of CDA. She has the strong leadership and management skills we know are necessary to allow CDA to continue to be a leading voice in the convenience distribution industry. She has the passion and vision to carry the association into the future.”
Bolin is excited to be a part of this vital association and industry, and looks forward to working with the Board of Directors and entire membership.
“We’ve spent the past year positioning CDA to be able to do more and different things for a smaller and more diverse membership.” Bolin said. She went on to say that she could not ask for a better staff with which to work. “This team has accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time and it is gratifying to see the return on the investments coming to fruition,” she added.
While working for CDA (formerly AWMA), Bolin has been involved in everything from membership, dues restructure, upgrade and integration of technology, development of virtual policy and environment with cloud based systems, to management of staff, development of state government affairs program, reinvention of the association’s annual trade show and rebranding of the association.
Bolin attended the University of Mississippi and has worked on Capitol Hill and in the private sector in Washington D.C. and has served on a variety of boards. She currently resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Printz, and their children, Tripp and Miles.