This month Mimi Crume Sterling joined The Family Place as CEO upon the retirement of CEO Paige Flink, who has served the organization for 30 years. Paige will work closely with Mimi over the next few months to take The Family Place into the next chapter.
Mimi was most recently Vice President of Environmental Social Governance and Belonging at Neiman Marcus Group. She relocated her family to Dallas in 2014 after 15 years of working in luxury fashion and lifestyle PR, branding, and marketing in New York City. Mimi joined Neiman Marcus Group originally as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations. After five years in that role, she led Corporate Culture and Philanthropy as a part of the Neiman Marcus Group transformation team.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mimi to lead the incredible team at The Family Place and continue the impactful legacy that Paige created,” said Harold Ginsburg, Chairman of the Board of The Family Place. “Paige has played a crucial role informing and influencing public perception of family violence and the North Texas community’s response to it. It is with great confidence that we welcome Mimi to continue to carry out our mission.”
“Mimi’s philanthropic spirit and diverse background make her the ideal fit for this role,” Paige said. “I look forward to working closely with her in the coming months as she transitions to lead an organization I love. I truly couldn’t be leaving The Family Place in better hands.”
Mimi has raised her family with a focus on service and exploration of diverse cultures. She says philanthropy was a part of her life from a young age, starting with shadowing her mother who was active within the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild throughout the 1970s and 1980s. As a curious and energetic life-learner who has traveled to more than 40 countries and lived on three continents, Mimi meaningfully connects with people from many walks of life. Her happiest place is creating—building communities, solutions, and bright futures.
“It’s with great honor and gratitude that I take the reins as the new CEO of The Family Place,” Mimi said. “I could not be more privileged to join such a critical and impactful organization, and I’m dedicated to continuing to execute and implement the laser-focused mission of The Family Place. We want to ensure bright futures for every victim of family violence, empowering them to lead lives free from abuse for generations to come.”