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Kimberly Basset

Kimberly was appointed to serve as the Acting Secretary of the District of Columbia by Mayor Muriel Bowser in December 2018. In this role, she is the custodian of the Seal of the District of Columbia and manages the City’s ceremonial services; government document publishing and issuances; notary commissions and authentications; international and diplomatic activities; and public records and archive maintenance. She previously served as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives. She is also the former Executive Director of The Wireless Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of CTIA-The Wireless Association, and Director of External Affairs for Verizon Washington, D.C. Kimberly has extensive experience in community engagement, government relations, employee advocacy and management. Kimberly holds a BA from North Carolina Central University and MA from North Carolina A&T State University.