NEW YORK – Shawmut announced the appointment of Kimberly Bishop to its board of directors. Bishop, a seasoned leader and expert business advisor, will help the company expand its talented team, accelerate nationwide growth, and guide the company in its mission to provide an exceptional construction experience to its clients.

"We are honored to have such an accomplished leader join our board of directors," said Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut. "Kim's wealth of business knowledge and years of leadership experience will be invaluable to us as we navigate Shawmut's growth in the years ahead."

Bishop is currently the founder and CEO of the New York-based boutique executive search firm that bears her name, Kimberly Bishop Executive Search. In this role, she works closely with companies and business leaders to recruit talent for executive positions and board members for private, public, and non-profit organizations. She draws on her experience from both sides of the recruiting process as a hiring executive and executive search leader to advise businesses in a wide range of industries on strategic talent planning. Bishop also serves as a board director for her alma mater, Bellevue University, a member of the board of advisors for Avrio AI, Inc., and advisor for Debx. She is a member of both the International Women's Forum and C200, an invitation-only membership organization made up of more than 500 of the world's most successful female corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

"I am thrilled we are able to add a professional as talented as Kim to the Shawmut board of directors," said James Down, chairman of the board of directors at Shawmut. "She has incredible experience across multiple business sectors and is a seasoned senior executive."

"Shawmut's stellar reputation, rich history, and bold plans to create more value for its clients immediately drew me to this role," said Bishop. "I am delighted to join Shawmut's talented board of directors and, amongst other things, help shape Shawmut's diversity and inclusion journey as part of the firm's 'people first' culture."

Bishop has been tapped as an expert resource and media guest, having appeared on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, and Fox Business, and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Crain's, Fast Company, Forbes Woman,, and more.