Homeport Board of Directors Spotlight: Kimber Perfect

Kimber Perfect has 30 years experience in public affairs, public relations and marketing. As senior vice president at Paul Werth Associates, Ms. Perfect is responsible for leading account teams and for marketing the firm’s vast array of services.

Prior to joining Werth, Ms. Perfect served as chief marketing officer at the Ohio Department of Development where she oversaw all marketing and communications. Ms. Perfect’s previous leadership experience includes serving as vice president for advancement for CAPA, vice president for marketing and development at COSI, and  director of communications for L Brands.

Ms. Perfect currently serves on the boards of the Women’s Fund and Homeport. She is a past member of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls and has served on the boards of the North Market, CATCO and the YWCA. Ms. Perfect holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

Why are you passionate about the Homeport mission?
Safe, affordable housing is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. I want to see all have the opportunity to live a full, happy and healthy life.

What would you tell a friend who was considering getting involved with Homeport as a donor or volunteer?
Growing community-housing champions is critical to the long-term success in ending the cycle of poverty. We can change the future by becoming engaged in the important work of organizations such as Homeport.

What do you feel is the most critical aspect of affordable housing in Columbus and Central Ohio?
Homeport understands that housing is more than a shelter and looks at the bigger picture for its development projects and programs. Its supportive services for residents are making a difference in improving life outcomes for the children and families we serve.