Board of Directors – Vice Chair
Vice President, External Affairs
Los Angeles Chargers
Kimberley Layton joined the Chargers in June of 2000. Initially recruited to create and direct the new Chargers Corporate and Community Relations Department, over the years her responsibilities have grown to include expanding the Chargers business, governmental, educational and charitable relationships as well as directing activities of the Chargers Impact Fund.
With the Team’s move north in 2017, Kimberley’s expertise was again called upon to quickly create new governmental and business relationships, as well as a completely new and expanded community platform and department for the organization – but now focused on the entire Southern California region. Under her direction, critical new relationships were built while she personally oversaw every aspect of the new Community Partnerships Department, including programming, staffing and corporate partners.
Kimberley is also responsible for overseeing the Team’s foundation – the Chargers Impact Fund and its highly acclaimed granting program, Chargers Champions, which has been providing grants to schools for physical fitness, nutrition and athletic improvements since 2001. In that time, Kimberley has directed more than $7 million dollars in grants to assist schools, teachers and students.
Prior to joining the Chargers, Kimberley served as the City of San Diego’s Director of Intergovernmental Relations, responsible for the City’s legislative programs in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and then as Chief of Staff to Mayor Susan Golding, responsible for overseeing and advising on all major policies and proposals affecting the City of San Diego.
Kimberley received her degree from the University of California at Irvine and currently serves on the UCI Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is past President of the San Diego Bowl Game Association which produces the annual Holiday Bowl; is a member of Rotary’s Club 33 and serves on numerous boards and organizations in San Diego and Orange County.
Kimberley was selected in 2012 as one of the Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and has twice been named one of the “50 to Watch” by San Diego Magazine. Kimberley has also received numerous community awards including the annual High School Sports Association’s Community Service Award for her service to the region’s children.