Kim S. Besse
President and Chief People Officer
Kim Besse serves as President and Chief People Officer for Children’s Health. Her areas of responsibility include recruitment and staffing, benefits, compensation, learning and development and employee relations.
Since joining Children’s Health in 2010, Kim has skillfully led the organization through the challenges of a rapidly changing workforce as Children’s Health has transitioned from an organization whose primary business focus was its two hospitals to a diverse health care system that includes hospitals, specialty care centers, primary care clinics, health insurance programs, technology-based solutions for health care and a population health division that serves as an incubator for innovative approaches to solving the health needs of the community.
Prior to joining Children’s Health, Kim served as Vice President, Human Resources for Belo Corp, one of the largest publicly traded broadcast companies. She also served as Vice President, Human Resources for Perot Systems Corporation, a global provider of technology-based business solutions and Executive Vice President, People Strategy for ClubCorp, a leading owner-operator of private clubs and resorts.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), a World at Work Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Instructor of the Covey Leadership Program “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Additionally, she holds a Diploma in Personnel Management from Damelin Management School in Johannesburg, South Africa.