Kim Zeuli

Senior Vice President, Director of the Research and Advisory Practice

Kim Zeuli is the Senior Vice President, Director of the Research and Advisory Practice and Director of Communications at ICIC. Kim is responsible for designing and overseeing a research agenda to promote business development and job growth in U.S. inner cities.  She currently oversees work that includes projects on high growth clusters, industrial strategies, anchor institutions and small business ecosystems.

Prior to joining ICIC, Kim was Vice President and Community Development Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA, with offices in Richmond, Baltimore, and Charlotte. She led a professional staff engaged in economic research and analysis, as well as program and policy development for community and economic development initiatives. She also counseled Bank leadership on emerging issues in community development.

Before joining the Fed, she was a research director and business consultant with the Corporate Executive Board, Business Leadership Forum, in Washington, D.C. Kim has also held several academic positions, as a Visiting Scholar at the College of William and Mary, a professor in the University of Wisconsin’s Agricultural and Applied Economics Department and associate director of the Center for Cooperatives, and a professor at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of Vassar College, Kim earned a master’s and doctorate in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

Authored Content

  • Jan 23 2017
    Blog Post Resilient Cities Require Resilient Food Systems   To better prepare for the effects of climate change and severe natural disasters, city leaders are prioritizing resilience planning. New research from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), which was supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, makes a strong case that city leaders should include food systems as part of their resilience planning. […] Kim Zeuli, Ryan Whalen