Kimberly is a standout project manager with experience in every aspect of preconstruction and construction. Named one of Greenville Business Journal’s “2018 Best and Brightest 35 and Under,” she is the recipient of the 2018 CREW Upstate Deal Maker Award and was named president of CREW Upstate for 2019. In addition, she has been featured in Talk magazine and the Upstate Business Journal. Most recently, Kimberly has been selected as a participant in Leadership Greenville Class 46. Kimberly serves on the steering committee for Brasfield & Gorrie’s Women’s Operation Resource Group, an internal organization committed to advancing, developing, and retaining women in construction operations positions and mentoring future women leaders in our company and industry. A key member of Brasfield & Gorrie’s Greenville team, she is the senior project manager on the Camperdown project, overseeing all aspects of the highly anticipated $200 million development. Kimberly takes pride in reshaping the skyline of the city she calls home and eagerly anticipates spending time with her family at the Camperdown plaza when the project is completed.
1. How did being president of CREW Upstate impact you?
As president, you have a duty to the entire organization. You have to put your opinions and personal beliefs aside, gather all information available, and make decisions that which are best for the organization. Decisions that may or may not be well received or be of popular opinion. Either way, learning to be comfortable in the discomfort created significate impact in my leadership growth. I have also grown personally. As president, I challenged myself to get to know as many members as possible. I have learned to step out of my comfort zone, meet new people and make people feel welcome. Networking doesn’t come naturally to all people (including myself). Knowing that and stretching myself has helped me in those situations. You might be surprised to find you have something in common with someone else!
2. What was one major achievement/accomplishment that occurred during your presidential year?
If I had to pick only one, I would say that exceeding 100 members was a huge accomplishment during my presidential year. It was not an accomplishment that I obtained alone – past presidents, previous board members, and our members were all part of that achievement.
3. How would you like to see CREW Upstate evolve in the next 5-10 years?
I want CREW Upstate to be seen as the premier organization of choice in the real estate industry. I want it to continue to be comprised of highly professional members from our industry. I also want to see a continued increase in male members further helping our organization diversify.
4. If you were to sum up your CREW Upstate presidential year in one word, what would it be?
5. Where are you now?
As the most recent past president, I am still assisting the organization in many ways. I am serving as Past President on the Board of Directors. I am also leading a committee to update CREW Upstate’s bi-laws. This organization has given me tools and resources to continue networking for my company. I love going to other events in the community as I am assured to always see a familiar face from our organization!