Ruth A. McKim

Title: Financial Planner (Retired)
Company: National Life Vermont
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Ruth A. McKim, Retired Financial Planner at National Life Vermont, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial planning.

Supported by nearly five decades of practiced industry experience, Ms. McKim most recently served as a financial planner for National Life Vermont from 1986 until her retirement from the industry in 2004. Prior to this illustrious role, she was a realtor associate and public relations staff with the Department of Consumer Affairs between 1976 and 1986, having formerly served as a researcher on the Board of Aldermen in 1976. Before delving into financial planning, she was an art therapist at multiple facilities, including the NKC Hospitals, where she was a director of art therapy from 1957 to 1959. Earlier in her career, she was the co-director of art therapy at Norton Children’s Hospital from 1956 to 1957. She commenced her career as a director of art therapy at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in 1955.

To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. McKim pursued formal education at the University of Louisville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in public administration in 1955 and 1977, respectively. During this time, she served as a tutor for the Kentucky Association for Specific Perceptual-Motor Disability from 1970 to 1974. Equally passionate about her community, she was an active member of the Republican Presidential Task Force and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, as well as the secretary and treasurer of the St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.

A member of the International Association for Community Development, Ms. McKim has received numerous accolades in light of her exceptional contributions to her industry. A scholar of the Board of Realtors since 1979, she was additionally a former scholar of the Allen R. Hite Art Institute with the University of Louisville from 1952 to 1954. Likewise, she was the recipient of the Republican Presidential Legion of Merit Medal and an Order of Merit. Looking toward the future, she intends to write a book and showcase her artwork in other countries.

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