Kim Horkavy

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kim joined Community Impact Newspaper at the end of 2008 after moving back to Texas from London, where she worked for a marketing agency and earned her Master of Business Administration in international business. While in business school the curriculum that resonated with her the most—and the reason she sought a career in human resources—was her studies surrounding organizational behavior. Learning how to create more efficient business organizations, maximize output from employees, and improve job satisfaction is a challenge most businesses face and what motivates Kim every day.

Kim earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud Longhorn. She has served on the board of directors for the Austin Human Resources Association and is a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional, an accreditation from the Society for Human Resource Management. She and her husband, Arol, and son, Miles, live in South Austin where they enjoy all things outdoors and try and keep up with the Austin culinary scene.

What makes Kim passionate about her job …

CI’s potential. She supports the mission of Community Impact Newspaper and how the company is radically changing the landscape of news. She believes CI can take the concept and product nationally and even internationally.

The best piece of advice she would give to young professionals …

“Be positive. Take dissatisfaction to a manager or someone who can influence a change. Chronic complaining, justified or not, can be toxic and can make a department or even an entire company a bad place to work.”

Her philosophy on career satisfaction …

“People spend too much time at work to be unhappy.”