KimArie Yowell is the Chief Learning Officer for Rock Central, a Detroit-based professional services company. In this role, she oversees the teams responsible for creating and implementing training initiatives, talent development and organizational effectiveness strategies. This includes onboarding new team members, professional and organizational development opportunities, diversity and inclusion programming and engagement strategies. She joined Quicken Loans as a Leadership Coach with more than 20 years of experience in client service, sales and corporate education. KimArie has an intense passion for team member development and helping organizations thrive. She firmly believes that one’s ability to effectively lead their team and make an impact rests on their ability to be inclusive, build trust and create a dynamic, high performing team.
KimArie has received a number of awards and accolades, including being named one of Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence (2020), Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” (2019) and “40 Under 40” by the Michigan Chronicle for her exceptional achievements and community service (2018). She serves on Siena Heights University’s Board of Trustees.
KimArie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wayne State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training, a Master of Business Administration, Master of Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of the city, KimArie currently resides in Detroit.