Kimberly K. Brandon was elected to the Metta Fund Board of Directors in April 2015 and began serving as Chair on May 1, 2020. She is a respected and valued community leader with a successful career in financial services along with extensive engagement in public service. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President with The Brandon Group at Morgan Stanley, where she oversaw a portfolio of assets of high net- worth individuals, foundations, endowments, and public entities. Ms. Brandon joined the firm in 2004 from the Private Bank at Bank of America in San Francisco as a Private Client Manager. While at Bank of America, she provided strategic investment management advice to ultra-high net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments. Prior to joining the Private Bank at Bank of America, she spent 13 years with Wells Fargo Bank. Ms. Brandon completed Cannon Financial Institute’s Certified Wealth Strategist Mastery Program and holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses.
A native San Franciscan, Ms. Brandon is very active in the community and involved in a variety of civic and political causes. She is the first African-American woman to serve on the San Francisco Port Commission, to which she was appointed by Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. in August 1997; she currently serves as President in her sixth term. A Distinguished Alumni of San Francisco State University, she serves on the SF State Foundation’s Board of Trustees as Vice Chairwoman and is a member of the University’s College of Business Development Council. Additionally, she serves on the Board of PACT, Inc as well as the Advisory Panel of San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and is immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of African Diaspora.
Ms. Brandon has received numerous awards and proclamations throughout her career, including the Business Times Most Influential Woman in Business Award, SF Chapter NAACP Business and Professional Award and the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s Rosa Parks Award.