('84) Immediate Past Chair
Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley (Retired)
Kimberly K. Brandon has mapped a flourishing career in the field of financial services along with an extensive engagement in public service. She most recently served as Senior Vice President with The Brandon Group at Morgan Stanley where she oversaw a portfolio of assets of high net worth individuals, foundations, endowments and public entities. Ms. Brandon joined the firm in 2004 from the Private Bank at Bank of America in San Francisco as a Private Client Manager. While at Bank of America, Ms. Brandon provided strategic investment management advice to ultra-high net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments.
Ms. Brandon is a native San Franciscan and a graduate of San Francisco State University. She is a Distinguished Alumni who serves on foundation’s Board of Trustees as Chairwoman. She is also a member of the University’s Lam Family College of Business Development Council. She completed Cannon Financial Institute’s Certified Wealth Strategist Mastery Program and holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses.
She is very active in the San Francisco community, with involvement in civic and political causes. She is the first African-American woman to serve on the San Francisco Port Commission.The Port Commission oversees 7.5 miles of the most expensive real estate in the world that includes maritime, commercial and retail developments. Amongst its tenants are Oracle Park, the Ferry Building, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. Kimberly was appointed by Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. in Aug. 1997.
Ms. Brandon also spends numerous hours serving the community on various nonprofit boards and is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of African Diaspora, an active board member of PACT, Inc., and San Francisco Grants for the Arts Advisory Panel. She also serves as the Chairwoman of Metta Fund, a private foundation supporting high-quality and innovative organizations to improve the health for all in San Francisco.
She has received numerous awards and proclamations throughout her career, including the SF Business Times, Most Influential Woman in Business Award, SF League of Women Voters, Women Who Could Be President Award, SF Chapter NAACP, Business and Professional Award and the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s, Rosa Parks Award.