Kim Dettwiller Burton is President/Owner of Team Strategies, LLC, a communications company that she started in 2000.
Team Strategies provides public relations services for small business, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and corporate clients.
Although Kim owns her own company, her niche is to provide an in-house role as part of her client’s overall team where she works behind the scenes to support them in their mission and success.
Since 2000, Kim has worked with the Competitor Group’s St. Jude Country Music Marathon& ½ Marathon. The event has seen tremendous growth since its inception 14 years ago growing from 7500 runners to a field of over 35,000 with additions such as the 1/2 marathon, ING KiDS Rock and the 2.62 Mini- Marathon. The race, along with the 2 day Sports Expo and post-race concert contributes over $45 million to the local economy each year.
For 12 years, Kim worked with NFL Head Coach, Jeff Fisher, on his community relations off the football field. She organized and executed events such as the Comcast “Jeff Fisher & Friends” Charity Softball, NFL Coaching Clinic for high school coaches and role as spokesperson for the Country Music Kids Marathon as well as other numerous charity and speaking events raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national non-profits.
For 4 years, Kim worked with Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, during which they have experienced phenomenal growth. During her years with the non-profit, the charity grew from 3 million to over 13million pairs (one pair every 7 seconds) of new and gently worn shoes distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.
During this time, the Soles4Souls PR team launched Barefoot Week, Barefoot Sunday, a 50city RV Tour, a celebrity fundraising website www.50kshoes.com, Clothes4 Soles and Project Haiti. Wayne Elsey, the Founder and CEO, released anew book “Almost Isn’t Good Enough” and received two 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Awards from K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations) and Footwear News.
Soles4Souls has been featured in Southwest Airlines Magazine, Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC,FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America.
A few additional present/past clients include: Piedmont Gas Nashville Christmas Parade; The Women’s Running Series; REI Muddy Buddy; Élan Energetic; ING Philadelphia Distance Run; Gibson Guitar; All-Pro Safety, Chris Hope, All-Pro Tackle, Albert Haynesworth; The Vinny, Pro-Am Golf Tournament; Music Row executive, writer and TV Host, Anastasia Brown; BB Kings Blue Bar; Power Source Media Group’s Inspirational Country Music Week and Awards; and best-selling mystery writer, JT Ellison.
Prior to starting Team Strategies, Kim served as Director of Public and Community Relations for The Shop At Home Network and collectibles.com and Regional PR Director for Planet Hollywood, International and the Official All Star Café. A veteran of numerous movie tours, promotions, premieres, grand opening galas, celebrity and charity events, she has executed high- profile events such as the World Premieres of Steven Seagal’s, Fire Down Below and Patrick Swayze’s Black Dog, GuitarTown Nashville and Austin, Coyote Ugly Nashville and Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Grand Openings, Music City’s Walk of Fame launch and induction Ceremonies.
Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Aside from volunteering her time and resources for several local charities and political campaigns, she has also served on the Board of Directors the Gilda’s Club of Nashville, The Parthenon, Advisory Board for The Nashville Independent Film Festival, The Steve McNair Foundation, The Chris Sanders Foundation, Keith Bulluck’s Believe& Achieve Foundation, the Marcus Robertson Foundation for Children and the Comprehensive Care Center.
Kim was recently chosen as Stratford Who’s Who in America 2011 and Nashville Business Journals’ Women of Influence -Entrepreneur 2011. She is currently a member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Sports Council and SOURCE.
She married her beloved husband Gordon on June 2, 2012. Kim and Gordon live in Clarksville. They have no children, pets or plants but they are devoted to their perfect 17 nieces and nephews. Her hobbies are reading, working out and crosswords puzzles.
Kim is a devoted Army Spouse and her husband Gordon is a Chief WO2 with the 2-6 Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. Kim has been active as a volunteer for the Family Readiness Group since they married in 2012. Her volunteer activities have been recognized numerous times with the highlight being when she was presented with the Ft. Campbell Volunteer of the Month Award.