Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office—the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Kim took office December 1, 2016.
Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, Kim served as Chief of Staff for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. A veteran prosecutor, Kim also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for 12 years, and has served as a guardian ad litem in the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office. An accomplished leader, prosecutor and advocate, Kim is active with a number of community organizations. In addition to the Adler University Board of Trustees, Kim serves on the board of Free Spirit Media, where she also served as Board President. Previously, Kim served as Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and president of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA)–Chicago Chapter. She is a member of Leadership Greater Chicago and the Chicago Council of Lawyers.
Born and raised on Chicago’s Near North Side, Kim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the SIU School of Law.