Kimberly Ann Easson

Vice President of Strategic Partnership and Gender Program Advisory, Coffee Quality Institute

Kimberly Ann Easson is the Vice President of Strategic Partnership and Gender Program Advisory of the Coffee Quality Institute. She has been working in the coffee industry for more than twenty years with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility in the sector. She was the Board President of the International Women's Coffee Alliance for five years and Board member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Kimberly was the Director of Producer Services and relations at Fairtrade International, where she was responsible for capacity building services offered to more than 1 million agricultural producers in 63 countries. She is also the co-founder of JavaJog for Cause, which recently raised $35,000 for coffee women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a member of the founding leadership team of TrainsFair USA, that is launching the Fair Trade Certified label throughout the US, and working in prestigious coffee brands and social responsible companies.  She has a Master Degree in International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina.