About Shippan Partners, LLC

Kimberly K. Fine

Kimberly K. Fine

Managing Director Shippan Partners LLC

Her philosophy is simple, executive education events are fantastic platforms for business development. The science is the content that is delivered – the art is in the before, the during and the after.

You name – she has done it! Over the past 26 years, Kim has personally created, or overseen the production of more then 1500 events. These programs span the gamut of credentialing including: ISS, CLE, CPE, CME and CE.

Kim founded Shippan Partners in July, 2009. Representative engagements include:

American Lawyer Media – program creation, development, sponsorship sales, marketing and event execution, 2009 through 2014

Marsh FINPRO – overall responsibility for managing marketing and business development opportunities relating to the panel counsel, 2011 – present

Women Corporate Directors – business development director with law firms to build dinner series and training opportunities for women directors and women who aspire to become directors, 2012 – present

Prior to Shippan Partners, Kim created the first-ever ISS accredited, modular, customizable Board of Directors training program to be offered by an insurance broker. The training consisted of 26 substantive sessions ranging from Internal Investigations to IP to Crisis Management. The speakers’ bureau has more then 50 prominent experts.

She has worked extensively with General Counsel, Senior In-House Counsel, Managing Partners and Law Firm Executives to develop educational programs addressing leadership, law department and law firm management, financial analysis, risk assessment, litigation and liability.

Previously, Kim was a Managing Director with ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media).  While at ALM, Kim worked very closely with the Editors for Corporate Counsel magazine, The American Lawyer, IP Law & Business and Law Firm Inc., creating events which extended their brands and brought their editorial to life. Kim created “The Definitive Management Series” – a suite of educational programs tackling issues faced by today’s law firm leaders. In addition, Kim served as the director of educational content for LegalTech, the world’s leading tradeshow for legal technology.

Kim has also had a great deal of experience working with and/or for associations including the AICPA, the ABA and the NACD

At her core, Kim is an entrepreneur. She and her two partners, together with angel investor, co-founded Fulcrum Information Services – an executive education company catering to many professional service sectors including law, accounting, finance, advertising and PR.

Kim graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Statistics & Biometry. She earned an M.B.A. with honors from Fordham University. Kim has also completed coursework in Journalism from New York University.



  • Executive Enterprises Inc. (EEI)

After two years on Wall Street as an M&A analyst for IDD Information Services, a financial publishing company, I fell in to the world of professional conferences. Executive Enterprises was founded and run by the “grandfathers” of the conference industry. I learned from the best! Working for Lew Abrams was a gift. At EEI, I had the privilege and honor to also work for and the Neil Handwerker and Colette Saunders. Neil is the most exceptional content developer I have ever met and Colette the absolute most phenomenal marketing expert. I learned the craft from Neil and Colette and will be forever grateful to them!

At EEI, I programmed and covered about 40 events a year. Events included Environmental Regulation, Energy, Banking and Accounting.

  • Fulcrum Information Services, Inc.

Launched Fulcrum Information Services with two wonderful partners, Neil Handwerker and Colette Saunders, and an angel investor. Over seven years we turned a $200,000 investment into a full-blown event company with over 200 conferences, a trade show, custom events, 62 employees and a top line of $12 million!

Fulcrum events covered a spectrum of important business and industry related issue including; law firm management, law department management, litigation, sector specific M&A, public relations, advertising, accounting and finance.

  • NorthStar Conferences, A Division of the AICPA

Working for one of the world’s leading associations was an education. I learned two very important lessons. One, the importance of the intricacies of programming by committee and two, the priority first and foremost is to serve your membership.

At the AICPA I began developing and creating events for Boards of Directors.

  • ALM, Inc.

Working with the Henry Dicker, VP of LegalTech, we integrated conferences and tradeshows into a new division – ALM Events. ALM Events consisted of 26 conferences and two trade shows. 23 of the 26 conferences were new to ALM and were created and developed by my team.

Responsibilities include; development and oversight for all conference and tradeshow content, sponsorship sales and management, hiring, training, budgeting, liaise with Marketing, Publishing and the Editors

  • TopBoards – ISS Accredited Directors’ Training

Created and built a modular, ISS accredited Board of Directors’ Training program. Crafted 26 educations modules. Secured over 50 nationally renowned experts for the Speakers’ Bureau. Interfaced with the ISS to ensure credentialing.

  • Volunteerism

Stamford Family YMCA

As a family we all volunteer for the Stamford Y our two oldest Nicole and Declan have served as camp counselors, volunteering their time in the summer to work with inner-city children.

My husband, Ray, and I have hosted numerous events as friend raiser and fundraiser with the goal of underwriting the summer camp. Our efforts were rewarded by being able to offer summer camp, at no cost to 200 plus children and their families that would have no other summer alternative.

Recipient of The United Way of Western Connecticut Award for Outstanding Volunteer Group



For the last six years we have served as an “Angel Family.” We adopt a family and make sure they have a wonderful Christmas!


Cornell University

Member of the Class Council – 1987, served on 25th Reunion Capital Campaign, Alumni Interviewer


The King School, The Browning School, The Garden House School

Served in many capacities including; a board of trustee appointed marketing and communications committee, the Hockey Locker Room Project, various fundraising, team mom and class parent tours of duty.