Kimberly Olivares has a nearly 20-year tenure in local government, currently serving as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the City of Austin, Texas, where she oversees treasury, real estate, strategic facility delivery, and economic development financing. Austin is home to nearly 1,000,000 people and has an operating budget of approximately $4.5 billion. She has served in multiple roles for the City of Austin within the Financial Services Department, City Manager's Office, and Public Works Department. She has also worked for the City of Southlake, Texas, and the City of Tampa, Florida.
Olivares received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and Master of Business Administration from St. Edward's University. She is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs teaching courses in public finance and management. Kimberly is very active with the Government Finance Officers Association, having served as a member and later chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning for nine years and now on the Executive Nominating Committee.