A Graduate Once... An Alumni Forever

Kim Selmore

Kimberly Ann Selmore is the youngest child of the late Damon Selmore and Otelia Selmore, who were lifelong residents of St. Augustine.

Ms. Selmore completed her elementary and secondary education at Orange Street, Webster, Murray and Ketterlinus schools.

At St. Augustine High School, Ms. Selmore served as a member of student government, the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, as well as the marching band and stage band. She lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball. She played shortstop on the 1978 Yellow Jacket softball team and was the recipient of the Golden Glove award and named Most Valuable Player.

After graduating from St. Augustine High School in 1979 with honors, Ms. Selmore received an academic scholarship to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she majored in Government. After walking on to the basketball team her freshman year, she was the starting point guard on the Big Green Women’s Basketball Team for four years. Ms. Selmore earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention twice and was the recipient of The Larry Leavitt Women’s Basketball Leadership award. Ms. Selmore also was a founding member of the Dartmouth Women’s Golf Team and is believed to be the Ivy League’s first African American Women’s golfer. In 1981, Ms. Selmore appeared in Sport’s Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” after pitching the first perfect game in Dartmouth slow pitch softball history against an all-male team.

Having earned a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth in 1983, Ms. Selmore received her law degree from the University of Virginia in 1986. She accepted an associate position with the law firm of Smith, Husley and Busey in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1989, she became employment counsel for Barnett Banks, Inc., representing Barnett affiliates throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia.

In 1991, Ms. Selmore joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida as an Assistant United States Attorneys where she prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases. In 1998, Ms. Selmore was detailed to the Legal Counsel Office for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington D.C. where she handled legal, policy and ethics matters affecting the 94 United States Attorney’s offices throughout the United States. Following the passage of the Hyde Amendment in 1999, she helped create the Department of Justice’s Professional Responsibility Advisory Office whose mission was to assist federal prosecutors throughout the country in complying with the law. She later was detailed to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to provide counsel to Senator Robert G. Torricelli, Ranking Member, on a host of matters affecting the Department of Justice.

After leaving Washington in March, 2001, she accepted a position with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida where she investigated and prosecuted complex bank fraud, mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, computer and network intrusion fraud, corporate/securities fraud, investment fraud and money laundering cases. In 2007, Ms. Selmore was named the Federal Prosecutor of the Year as a result of her work on a case arising from the theft of approximately 45.6 million credit and debit card numbers of TJ MAXX customers. She later served as Deputy Chief of the Economic and Environment Crime Section, and is currently assigned to the Office’s elite Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section.