Melinda Kimbro


Senior Vice President, People & Culture and Chief People Officer

Melinda Kimbro serves as Senior Vice President, People & Culture and Chief People Officer at Viasat, Inc. In this role, she oversees the Company’s global people strategy and is responsible for the full range of global human capital functions, in addition to diversity, equality and inclusion, people analytics, employer brand, employee communication, corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


Melinda has been integral in driving Viasat’s global growth, which as of fiscal year 2020, included 5,900 employees working across more than 45 offices worldwide. Since joining Viasat 20 years ago, Melinda has led teams in over 16 acquisitions, established flagship leadership programs, and has been passionate about building long-term employee engagement in order to drive business results.


Prior to joining Viasat, Melinda held positions in corporate training and organizational development at Sony Electronics and Qualcomm Personal Electronics. She has also taught courses as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Communication at San Diego State University. Melinda is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Museum of Art.


Melinda earned Bachelor of Arts and M.A. degrees in Speech Communication from San Diego State University.


Melinda Kimbro