Kimberly Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Kelton Legend, LLC, a multidimensional talent acquisition consulting organization. Our marquee declaration, always up always forward, speaks to our desire to lead the market in creating world-class talent strategies that are dynamic and results driven. Kimberly is fortunate to have worked for some of the most recognized international corporate brands. Her evolution as a Talent Acquisition Professional includes senior leadership roles at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, GE Aviation, Raytheon, Honda, Nationwide, and Servicon Systems. Kimberly has managed recruiting teams in the continuous pursuit of talent from early career to senior level positions. Her 20+ years of experience have allowed her to learn and thrive in a variety of industries and corporate environments. She has been responsible for creating and managing comprehensive recruiting strategies seeking talent from across the world. The entirety of which included talent needs in Accounting, Administrative Staff, Business Operations, Communications, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Science, and Skilled Labor. Critical to the success of recruiting strategies has been the inclusion of diverse talent. Kimberly is well known as a staunch advocate for fully integrated diversity strategies aligned with employee resources groups and supplier diversity programs. Kimberly is also an Instructor at the University of California, Irvine. As a member of the Continuing Education staff she teaches Technology Applications in Talent Management, providing guidance to international students in the use of technology to manage a global workforce.
One of her most rewarding assignments occurred while working at Raytheon as the Recruiting and Diversity Manager for Raytheon Polar Services. The Polar Services team, assigned to the primary contract for National Science Foundation, staffed all program positions at the headquarters location in Denver, CO along with contractors deployed to Antarctica: Palmer Station, McMurdo Station, and South Pole. Kimberly successfully completed a 6 week deployment to Antarctica including time spent at South Pole. While at Nationwide she was responsible for managing internship programs for United Negro College Fund, INROADS, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Tom Joyner Foundation. Kimberly has also supported events with Girl Scouts of Los Angeles, The Honor Foundation, Junior Achievement, and Starfish Foundation/PowHERful. Additionally, she collaborated with Essence Magazine on an article highlighting the use of social media in recruitment. She has been featured as a speaker and panelist during National Diversity Council, ERE, Smart Recruiter, LAX Tech Recruit, Black Business Women Rock, LA Business Journal, The Honor Foundation, and Human Capital Institute conferences.
Kimberly is a graduate of Wilberforce University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She has obtained designations in Six Sigma, SHRM PHR, Certified Project Manager, and Certified Internet Recruiter. Kimberly is from Columbus, OH and maintains office locations in both California and Ohio. She is actively involved in the talent acquisition community and is a member of the Orange County Talent Acquisition Leadership Forum, and Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.