Kim Preston

Senior Vice President of Policy

Kim Preston is Senior Vice President of Policy. In this role, Preston leads The Mind Trust’s efforts to advance and support local and state policies that advance access to high-quality education. She also serves as the organization’s policy expert, creates strategic partnerships, and serves as a key advisor to executive leadership. 

Prior to this role, Preston served as Assistant Secretary of External Affairs & Partnerships for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) where she led communications, strategic planning, and public affairs work for the state agency. Preston also previously served as Director of Communications and Director of Strategic Initiatives for IDOE. She has also served as Director of Workforce and Education Initiatives for the City of Indianapolis, and held communications and policy roles with U.S. Senator Dick Lugar and the Indiana Republican Party.