Guest, Kimberly Archie

Guest Name: 
Kimberly Archie
Kimberly Archie
Guest Occupation: 
Founder of the National Cheer Safety Foundation, USA Sport Safety, and Child Athlete Advocates
Guest Biography: 

Kimberly Archie is the Founder of the National Cheer Safety Foundation, USA Sport Safety, and Child Athlete Advocates as well as the Gas Pipe Safety Foundation. She has worked with local, state and federal leaders on a variety of sport safety issues and is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in sport risk management and the prevention of Child Athlete Abuse Disorder. Ms. Archie lead the safety crusade in youth sports and the push for cheer to be classified as a sport with science based research that set off a media blitz of injury stories in 2008 from People magazine to the Washington Post. Her tireless efforts and "never take no for an answer" resolve resulted in a Government Accountability Office investigation called by Congressional leaders into the youth sport safety crisis in America. She is an official research partner with the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina, was a safety official for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association, has testified numerous times at all levels of government on safety issues, organized numerous national safety events, pushed for stronger sport safety legislation on the national and state level, is a highly sought public speaker and independent source of sport safety information for news media, local government and sport parents. After the San Bruno gas pipeline exploded in her best friend Kathy Ruigomez’ front yard September 9, 2010 killing 8 people, she has turned up her passion to help do for gas pipeline safety what has been done in sports. She has a degree in Political Science and is a legal consultant. Kim lost her son Paul in 2014 at the age of 24 due to the effects of CTE caused by football.

Specialties: Child's rights, advocacy, bullying, cheer safety, athlete abuse and sport coaching standard of care expert; regular media expert on victim's rights, cheerleading, football, sport coaching, sport safety and Title IX

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