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October 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
$50 – $70
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The Club at Golden Valley
7001 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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Power Luncheon: A Conversation with Jessica Poole and Kim Insley

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT - $50 – $70

TeamWomen Power Luncheons are a place for women in leadership roles to connect, network, and be inspired by other influential female leaders in our community.

Kim Insley, a 30-year KARE 11 Morning News Anchor, now Strategic Communications Consultant and proud TeamWomen member, leads you in a captivating conversation with Sports Executive Jessica Poole. Get ready to gain invaluable insights into the vital role of women leaders in today’s dynamic world of women’s sports. From exploring the rich history of women’s sports leadership to diving into the essential business metrics driving the industry forward, this event promises to leave you informed and inspired.









Jessica Poole has been an industry leader in athletics for over 20 years. She believes that sports can change the world and has enjoyed seeing the opportunities created and lives changed when people have the opportunity to participate in sports. While the bulk of her career has been spent in a college setting, Poole has spent time working in professional tennis and soccer. Poole was recently the only woman of color running a professional or amateur sports team in the greater Minneapolis area at Minnesota Aurora FC.

Prior to taking on her role at Minnesota Aurora, Poole served as the Deputy Athletic Director at Chicago State University and also served as Interim Director of Athletics. Poole provided leadership, vision, strategy, direction and management over professional and support staff with oversight of business operations, human resources, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), facilities, events, campus engagement, and capital engagement.  Poole also led in the oversight and management of policy development and strategic planning.

Poole also served as Senior Associate AD for External Operations at Florida Atlantic University where she oversaw FAU’s communications, marketing and corporate sponsorship areas while serving as a member of the athletics leadership team.

A communications specialist by nature, Poole served in athletic communications capacities in athletic departments in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) at Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, in the Big Ten at Michigan and also in the Ivy League at Dartmouth College.

Poole is active on the Board of College Sports Communicators (CSC), where she recently completed service as Board Chair and was the first Black woman to hold the position. She is also a member of the Black College Sports Information Directors and serves as a member of the executive team while also serving on the NCAA’s Women’s Basketball Final Four Media Coordination Committee.

She is also mom to her son William and enjoys spending time with friends and family. As an Ann Arbor, Michigan native, you can also always catch her cheering on her beloved Michigan Wolverines.

Bachelors of Journalism. University of Missouri-Columbia
Women Leaders in College Sports Institute of Administrative Advancement (2013)
College Sports Communicators Executive Board of Directors Chair (2022-23)
Memberships include: College Sports Communicators, Women Leaders in College Sports, WISE


Kim Insley is a strategic communications expert leading her own public relations business focusing on brand awareness and brand growth. Her prior work includes leading the public relations program for the U.S. and parts of EMEA at ecommerce company Digital River, and promotions for the City of Minneapolis’ convention and tourism bureau.

Kim is also known for her 30+ year career in broadcast journalism, which includes Upper Midwest Emmy awards for her reporting and anchor work.



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