Kim Norton-O’Brien
Advancement Director

Kim brings more than fifteen years of marketing leadership and donor engagement experience to the Newport Music Festival.   A Rhode Island resident since 2000, she is passionate about the incredible caliber of the arts in Newport and the excitement and value they bring to local, national and international audiences.

Previously, she served as Director of Philanthropy at Bay View Academy where she created innovative new engagement and giving programs that drove double digit year over year growth. She also served at the international level for Alpha Phi women’s fraternity, one of the oldest Greek organizations in the country with more than 150,000 members. As an Alpha Phi Foundation board member, she was part of a team that successfully completed a $10 million endowment campaign, the largest ever for a Greek women’s organization. She received the Polaris Award for continuous and outstanding contributions to the organization.

Kim brings extensive marketing and database management experience to the Newport Music Festival.  She is a past VP, Marketing with Virtual DBS, Inc. and spent ten years at AccuData Integrated Marketing as VP, Business Development, helping Fortune 500 clients like Comcast and LendingTree optimize their direct marketing programs and databases to drive revenue and ROI.

Kim holds a B.A. from Bentley University.

knorton@newportmusic.org