Kim Paugh, CAE

Executive Director & Director of People Strategies

Kim, a Certified Association Executive, has been with RGI since 2006. She serves as executive director for two international trade associations and leads hiring and staff education as director of people strategies for RGI.

Driven by knowing what she does day in, and day out impacts the success of her members, Kim has retooled programs and communications to provide more value to members, increasing net revenue and member engagement. With many years of experience in association management under her belt, Kim leads the strategic planning and implementation process for her clients to ensure a clear vision for the association and continual progress toward that vision.

Since graduating with a political science degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Kim has remained active in her community through volunteerism. She serves as Director at Large on the board of the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE).  Previously, she served on the ISAE finance, membership, convention, marketing, and professional development committees.  Additionally, she served as Vice President of Finance for the Junior Chamber International – Indianapolis from 2011 to 2012.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and has quite an impressive cookbook collection. As a native Hoosier, Kim loves the city of Indianapolis, while her favorite place to visit is the Pacific Northwest.