Kim Napoli

Counsel / Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Boston

kim@vicentesederberg.com

617-934-2121

800 Boylston St.
26th Floor
Boston, MA 02119

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.S., Suffolk University

Overview

Kim Napoli is the director of diversity, equity & inclusion at Vicente Sederberg LLP. As a member of the firm's new Impact & ESG Practice Group, she is responsible for assisting clients in the creation, implementation, and progress made towards their goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion. She also works to ensure compliance in these areas as they relate to regulations and laws at the state and federal levels, with a focus on plans to positively impact communities. Kim is a deft strategic advisor who works diligently, and with good instinct, for the benefit of her clients and the industry.

Prior to this, Kim worked in a number of roles for a national cannabis company including, senior director of corporate social responsibility and director of diversity programs. Since 2017, Kim has served on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s Cannabis Advisory Board as Governor Charlie Baker’s appointed expert in minority business development. In this role, she helps the Cannabis Control Commission in the development and implementation of the state’s cannabis regulations and policy. She also served as the director of outreach for the successful 2016 campaign to legalize cannabis in Massachusetts. In addition, Kim is a member of the Cannabis Trade Federation’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Suffolk University; College of Arts and Science, and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She is active in her local communities and has served as an appointed member of the Roxbury Strategic Masterplan Oversight Committee and as a member of the Sudbury Public School’s Superintendents Reopening Task Force. Kim is also an elected corporator for Middlesex Saving Bank in Massachusetts.

Experience

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Appointed Expert in Minority Business Development, Cannabis Advisory Board, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, 2017-Present

  • Board Member, Cannabis Trade Federation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, 2019-Present

  • Director of Outreach, Question 4 Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in Massachusetts

  • Elected Corporator, Middlesex Saving Bank

  • Member, Roxbury Strategic Masterplan Oversight Committee

  • Member, Superintendents Reopening Task Force, Sudbury Public Schools


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