Kimbirly Orr is in her third year as the executive director of the Alumni C Club, the University of Colorado’s organization for past letterwinners. She was named to the position on July 10, 2019.
Orr is also heavily involved with Buffs4Life, an alumni group that coordinates events and raises money for Buffs in need. She joined the Colorado staff from Knock Out Performance, a marketing communications agency she personally formed in 2012.
Much of her career has been predicated on the relationship business, as she had two Fortune 500 award-winning positions with Colgate Palmolive and A.C. Nielsen. She spent 17 years in the entertainment industry working in event production and public relations to two entrepreneurial jaunts, including serving as the first female sport agent for the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA) on the team which brought beach volleyball to the Olympics.
Orr graduated from the CU Leeds School of Business in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She has served the University of Colorado for over 35 years, working in alumni relations and engagement. Most recently, she served as the vice chair of the CU Boulder Alumni Association in 2019 and currently sits on the CU Foundation Trustee Board. She is also the board chair for the CU Advocates in the Office of the President, and vice chair of the CU Boulder Alumni Association. She was named the CU Advocate of the Year in 2016.
She was born in Warren, Ohio, and graduated from Pomona High School (Arvada, Colo.) where she participated in volleyball and track and field; she was also captain of the pom pom team her senior year. Her hobbies include attending and watching sporting events, hiking, dancing, reading, spending time with family and friends in addition to attending live concerts, in particular those performed by U2 (she’s been to over 50 all over the world, including Dublin, and attended their first-ever show in Colorado at Red Rocks and the next night at the CU Events Center). She is also very active in non-profit and fundraising work.