Kimberly Black Maffet is in her second year on the UofL athletics staff as Associate Athletic Director for Human Resources.
Maffet moved from within the UofL administrative staff to athletics after serving since January 2009 as Interim Vice President for Human Resources and then as Special Assistant to the President and Provost.
During her tenure at UofL, she has led special projects, efficiency planning, new revenue opportunities, University integration and leading the Great Places to Work initiative, as well as recruiting businesses from China. She has also worked on building human resources infrastructure for the UofL Foundation LLCs.
She began her career as a neonatal nurse at Kosair Children's Hospital, where she specialized in congenital heart defects in infants, including caring for infant heart transplant patients and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In 1998, Maffet entered healthcare administration and focused on the business of healthcare including operations, human resources, and economic and workforce development.
Maffet is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. She currently chairs the Kentucky Commission on Women Foundation. Her additional community involvement includes active new membership in the International Women's Forum and the Fillies, Inc.; serving on the board and executive committee of Go Red! for the American Heart Association; contributing as past chair of the Circle of Red; and serving on the board for the Friend for Life, Cancer Support Network.
Maffet earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Kentucky in 1990 and a master's in business administration from Bellarmine University in 2000. She resides in Louisville with her husband, R. Craig Maffet and daughter, Katherine, and attends Southeast Christian Church.