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Kimber Lintz

IMEA Executive Director

Kimber is the Executive Director of the IMEA (Investment Management Education Alliance) a prominent trade association exclusively for the investment management industry that serves as the premier hub for education, knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration. FUSE manages the IMEA with Kimber running day-to-day operations where her responsibilities include relationship management, member services, event and program management and strategy development and execution.


  • With 30+ years of industry experience, Kimber
    has developed extensive relationships frequently putting her at the forefront
    of strategic discussions that help her identify best practices in the
    investment management industry.
  • Instrumental in creating the unique IMEA
    Executive Council Program serving business critical areas including Data,
    Distribution, Marketing and Product.
  • Played key role in developing and executing the IMEA STAR Awards program more than 25 years ago, recognizing excellence in
    marketing, communications, education and innovation among investment management firms.


  • Avid sports fan of almost every sport with my
    favorites being the KU Jayhawks men’s basketball team and the Kansas City
    Chiefs. My husband has referred to the amount of knowledge I have about
    football, basketball and baseball rules and history as “embarrassing.”
  • I enjoy walking, hiking, and biking,
    particularly when my paths take me by waterfalls.
  • Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, home not only of the best BBQ in the world, but also the city that invented the Happy Meal.


  • Kimber has been with the IMEA for more than 30 years, previously as part of Smith Group Inc. who managed the association prior to FUSE. She also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Client Services for Smith Group supporting other financial services clients.
  • Baum & Partners (previously George K. Baum) supporting the IPO team.
  • Various marketing and public relations roles including four years with top global PR agency and full-service communications firm Fleishman-Hillard.