KIM BERGERON – CO-CHAIR AND MARKETING DIRECTOR
Kim Bergeron has a boutique advertising, marketing and public relations agency plus extensive administrative experience in both government and non-profit organizations.
For ten years, she served in the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs, with the last six of those years as the department director. During this time she founded numerous city programs including the city’s Cultural Season Sponsorship program, Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayou Jam Concert Series. Through a partnership with New Orleans Museum of Art, Kim secured world-class art exhibitions for the Slidell Cultural Center, including “The Blue Dog Days of Summer” featuring the work of George Rodrigue, “Andy Warhol: Celebrities,” and an exhibition featuring works of Picasso, Matisse and Miro.
Her public service projects have included The Train of Hope for Hurricane Sandy Relief and Hope for Habitat: Katrina X art exhibition and fundraiser. A passionate arts advocate, Kim founded the Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition, and grew a local Shop Local Artists Week initiative to a national event celebrated annually with Americans for the Arts.
Kim’s work has been recognized with numerous local, regional and national awards, including a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America – New Orleans Chapter for The Northshore Collaborative’s “Be Like Jane” campaign.