Kim Estes is currently a Crisis Management/Emergency Response & Communication consultant to the Oil & Gas, Energy and Maritime Transportation industries. His recent clients include the Department of Justice, Carnival Corporation, BP, ConocoPhillips, Southern California Edison, US Coast Guard, Shell and Lloyds Register.
Mr. Estes was part of the ARCO/BP family for over 23 years and served as the Director of External Relations, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for North America. Kim headed ARCO’s Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety, Security & Aviation group at the time of the integration of BP and ARCO. His past assignments include Director of Policy and Assurance for Corporate HSE, and also as a Director of Government Relations for the ARCO office in Washington, DC. He also served in a variety of roles on the management team in the ARCO Marine Company, including Head of Operational Integrity.
Mr. Estes began his career with ARCO Marine sailing in the marine transportation fleet and achieving the rank of Chief Engineer before managing the Fleet Engineering and Maintenance group. He served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant in the reserves while fulfilling his Maritime Administration/US Naval obligation.
Mr. Estes has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The California State University, California Maritime Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He also sits on the board of the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club.