In Memorium, Kim Tilley, ASPRS Assoc. Executive Director

It is with very deep sorrow and a tremendous sense of loss that we must inform you that Kimberly A. Tilley, Associate Executive Director and Director of Communications, passed away suddenly Friday evening, December 27, 2013 at her home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Kim was a very critical resource to ASPRS, not only to her fellow staff members but to the Society’s leadership and the membership at large. As a colleague, she was an indispensable confidant and advisor to me, and I could not imagine how I would have effectively functioned as the Executive Director these past 16 years without her help. Her contributions to the health of the Society have been numerous. Kim’s unending commitment and devotion to students in general, and specifically to the ASPRS student members, are well known. She was also the Executive Editor of PE&RS, where she was very instrumental in making the front part of the Journal of interest to the broadest audience possible. However, many of her other most significant contributions have occurred well below the radar screen and thus were mostly invisible to the membership. Nevertheless, ASPRS would not be where it is without Kim’s untiring devotion; she truly cared for the Society, its members and its mission.

Kim’s family is understandably devastated by Kim’s unexpected passing, and we are doing all we can to support her family in this time of loss. The family has announced the details of her Memorial Service, to be held:

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20016
Phone 202-363-4900

Additional information and an online Guest Book are available at

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association (

For many, ASPRS is as much a family as it is a professional Society. We clearly have lost one of our most beloved family members.

Jim Plasker
Executive Director