Kimberley Goode has signed on as chief communications and social impact officer at BMO Financial Group, which is North America's eighth-largest bank with $950B in assets. She will join the Toronto-headquartered bank in August.
Most recently, Goode was at Blue Shield of California, where she was senior VP of external affairs. She previously served as VP, communications and corporate affairs at Northwestern Mutual.
At BMO, Goode will lead a new team combining the communications practice areas of employee communications, media relations, and government relations with the purpose and community giving teams.
"Kimberley brings to BMO an exceptional skillset and reputation as a seasoned communications executive," said chief strategy & operations officer Cameron Fowler. "She has successfully led transformations focused on driving business results through integrated communications encompassing reputation management, brand building, corporate social responsibility, culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion."
BMO was founded in 1817 as the Bank of Montreal.