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Positively Living promotes Kim Lauth to chief operating officer

January 3, 2020

Kim Lauth has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer for Positively Living, which provides care and support to East Tennesseans living with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorder and/or homelessness.

Kim Lauth

Lauth, who has served as chief mission implementation officer for the organization for the past year, has more than 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.

“Kim has helped raise millions of dollars for charitable causes and has led staffs at both small and large organizations for nearly three decades,” said Steve Jenkins, chief executive officer of Positively Living. “She is exactly the person we need as we continue to grow and change in order to serve our clients and our community.”

Lauth is a past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She was named “Fundraising Professional of the Year” by AFP in 2016. She has held Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status since 2002.

“I truly have a heart for the work that we do here at Positively Living,” Lauth said. “I look forward to the exciting times ahead as we fulfill our mission to bring dignity, respect and emotional support to those facing the debilitating effects of HIV/AIDS and other challenges.”

In addition, Lauth has been an active member of the League of Women Voters with local, state and national service. She served a two-year term on the national board of directors in Washington, D.C., and has held positions as president of the Knoxville-Knox County League and as a member of the state of Tennessee board.

Lauth is a graduate of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2019.

About Positively Living
Founded in 1997, Positively Living operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency providing case management, supportive housing, food service, and mental health/addiction counseling to individuals who are homeless; mentally ill; addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other substances; and/or living with HIV/AIDS.