President / Franchise Owner
You can pretty much say that Kim was born at a Dunkin’ in Portland, Maine. As Ed Wolak’s daughter, Kim grew up watching the business grow from 1 location to 100 and seeing her father do everything from baking donuts to becoming the CEO and philanthropist he is today. Although Dunkin’ was Kim’s first job as a teenager doing everything from counterwork to baking and becoming a Franchise Owner in 2000, she actually pursued other skills in brand development, operations management, and direct to consumer marketing and sales. Prior to rejoining The Wolak Group in 2010 in an active leadership role, Kim managed specialty optic filter sales and rental in the film industry in Los Angeles, then honed her skills in brand development and direct sales management in the wine industry, based in Napa and Malibu, CA.
Kim currently serves as Vice Chair of the Maine DMA (Designated Marketing Area) Ad Committee and Co-Chair of the Maine Franchise Owner’s District Advisory Council. She also serves as member of the Dunkin’ Brands People Systems Sub Committee, Dunkin Brands Government Affairs Sub Committee and Dunkin’ Brands Sustainability Practices Sub Committee.
Although The Wolak Group is Kim’s full-time life, she also enjoys a life of balance being a Mom to her two sons and two step sons, Cameron (16), Tyler (15), Easton (13), and Jaxon (9), and wife to her husband Chris. Being with them and around them as much as she can is paramount whether it be on the baseball field, football field, hockey rink, or at the trampoline park. She also enjoys riding and competing in horseback riding, traveling, cooking, learning about (and drinking!) wine, exercising and constantly learning more about personal and leadership development.