Aimee Kimball, PhD


Organizational Growth, Player Development, Peak Performance, and Mental Skills Specialist

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Dr. Aimee C. Aimee Kimball and Mike Sullivan Stanley Cup Kimball has spent 17 seasons working in the NHL and is currently the Washington Capitals’ Senior Director of Team and Organizational Development where she works with all areas of hockey ops in an effort to create communication, knowledge-sharing, and support processes that enhance the success of organization and the development of the players and team. Previously she spent 5 seasons as the Director of Player and Team Development for the New Jersey and Binghamton Devils. In this role she worked closely with the players, coaches, and the development and scouting staffs to develop a championship culture.  Dr. Kimball was the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mental Training Consultant for a decade and was part of both the 2009 and 2016 Stanley Cup championships. She also served as the Mental Performance Coach for the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team at the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing. She has previously assisted the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia 76ers in analyzing potential draft picks in addition to working with numerous colleges and high schools on leadership development, team cohesion, and mental skills.

Dr. Kimball has worked with large and small corporations to help develop a culture of success, transition through mergers, and identify a plan for accomplishing company goals. She has worked with the pharmaceutical industry, investment banking firms, construction companies, banks, and several executive groups such as YPO. She also has inside knowledge of family businesses and the challenges faced in this unique environment.

Before founding KPEX Consulting, Aimee spent 9 years as the Director of Mental Training at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. She received a PhD from the University of Tennessee where she specialized in sport psychology, a Masters in Sports Behavior and Performance from Miami University (Ohio) and an undergraduate psychology degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She also completed an executive MBA from Miami University focused on Entrepreneurial Studies. She worked in the athletic departments at both Tennessee and Miami where she assisted with life skills development of student-athletes.

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