Austin has more than 23 years of human resources experience. She began her career as manager of human resources at Saks Incorporated before being recruited by international law firm Troutman Sanders LLP, where she assisted in the development and implementation of onboarding strategies for over 700 employees in 15 offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2010, Austin was named talent acquisition & HR business partner at Alston & Bird, where she was responsible for staff recruiting strategies in the Atlanta office with over 800 attorneys.
More recently, Kim held the position of business partner, human resources for Career Builder, where she was responsible for employee relations, performance management and aligning HR strategies with business client groups. In 2017, Austin was named human resources director of International Market Centers, acquired by Blackstone, where she supported the HR integration process during acquisition for a company with 525 team members in five cities.