Term: 2015 - 2024
Kim M. Heiman, a former institutional equities and options trader with Paine Webber in New York City and a brokerage firm partner in Jerusalem is Managing Director at Standard Textile Co. and President and owner of SK Textile, a Los Angeles based textile fabricator for the hospitality industry.
Ms. Heiman serves on Standard Textile’s Corporate Executive Committee. She is responsible for the management of the Interiors Division which designs and develops specialty fabrics and products for hotels and hospitals. Kim also leads the company’s business development activities in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Persian Gulf States, Mexico, and Latin America. She has been in the textile industry for 30 years and her experience includes managing the company’s European sales and manufacturing operations in Israel.
Ms. Heiman is actively involved in communal activities both in Cincinnati and nationally. She is currently on the Rockwern Academy board, co-chair of the Rockwern Academy Endowment Campaign and Treasurer of the Hadassah Foundation, a non-profit grant making organization that empowers women and girls. She also serves as a committee chair for the Jewish Federations of North America’s Global Planning Table. Kim’s past community involvement includes work with Bridges for a Just Community, The Ohio Cancer Research Associates, the Hebrew Union College, The American Jewish Committee, Israel Bonds and the Junior Achievement Globe Program. She is also a past President of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
In 2001, the Cincinnati Enquirer named Kim Heiman a Woman of the Year. She was also honored as A Woman to Watch by Jewish Women International in 2011 and selected as a Woman of the Year Finalist for Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Women Excel” program in 2013. This year, Kim and her husband Gary, will receive the Heart of the City Award at the 2015 Cincinnati Heart Ball.
Kim was born in Nashville Tennessee where her family has been involved in community work for six generations. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1978. Gary and Kim have three adult children, Danielle, Alexander and Thea.