Jan 2018 – Illumination Works recently promoted Kim Bushfield to Vice President of Operations. Kim was previously a Principal Consultant with ILW providing input and assistance to management and operations, her promotion to VP of Operations was a natural progression. Before her time at ILW, Kim was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the tech start-up, Terrene Labs.
Prior to her start-up experience, Kim held multiple roles within her 10 years at Great American Insurance in Cincinnati, Ohio where operationally she helped with underwriting process and workflow, requirements and testing processes, forms solution architecture and time to market improvements for on-boarding new insurance products. She worked in several positions while at Great American including Project Manager, App Development Manager/Director and Solution Architect, Information Management Director and eventually working her way up to Associate Vice President of Information Management.
Kim has the uncanny ability to wear many hats within an organization and she prides herself on her flexibility to take on any problem. Kim is a huge believer in the culture at ILW, stating, “we focus on quality vs. quantity on all of our employees, both professionally and personally. Our company and our employees exemplify our corporate values; innovation, passion, accountability, teamwork, and integrity.”
She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Nathan and Kelsey. Nathan is a senior in high school working on the biggest decision of his life so far- where he wants to go to college and Kelsey is a senior in college at the top-ranking Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Kim enjoys staying active by running and participating in CrossFit. She and her family enjoy outdoors activities together, one of their favorite activities is skiing.