Civic leader picked to lead Columbia Pike group

Kim Klingler has been appointed executive director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) has named Kim Klingler as its new executive director.

“She brings with her tremendous experience as an Arlington activist and civic leader, as well as business expertise,” said David Snyder, who chairs the organization and announced the appointment on March 13. “All will be great assets to our organization.”

“Columbia Pike is such an amazing place with so much history, diversity and potential,” Klingler said in a statement. “I am excited, and feel deeply privileged, to have the opportunity to combine my professional and community leadership skills and experiences in order to continue CPRO’s legacy and further shape Columbia Pike’s future.”

Klingler, a civic leader in the community for years who has chaired the Arlington Committee of 100 and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission, succeeds Cecilia Cassidy, who retired at the end of 2018. Karen Vasquez has been serving as interim executive director.

Professionally, Klingler has held posts with the American Society for Clinical Oncology and Deloitte Consulting.


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