Kimberly, has come a long way, from being “coined” the “Dot Com Mom”, in the mid 90’s, to being Named CEO of the Year in 2008-9, this remarkable young Entrepreneur does not rest on her past or current laurels. Kimberly, over the last several decades has received countless achievement awards, numerous accolades, and recognition for her Leadership and Contribution to the Economic Development of the Tampa Bay Community. Kimberly and one of her banner companies are constantly recognized within the Top 10 Internet and Technology Services Company rankings in the Tampa Bay area Business Journals, recognized as one of the Top 10 Technology Companies in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Fast 50, and one of the Top 10 Women Owned Businesses.
Kimberly and K.Tek Systems, Inc. are also recognized across the entire State and along the West Coast holding rankings as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses by the Gulf Coast Business Review, as well as, one of the Top 500 Most Successful Companies. Kimberly has also been named as on the “Top 25 Most Influential Women to Watch” by FIU College of Leadership and Innovation. And, she actively, works with the University on many research projects.
As, aforementioned, Kimberly has won a Congressional Award, two years consecutively, for Top Honors in Small Business presented by the President of the United States at the White House. The Frontier Leadership Group awarded Kimberly’s K.Tek for its “Business Success” and then awarded Kimberly, personally, for her “Outstanding Leadership and Accomplishments”. Furthermore, amongst her most recent accolades, Kimberly has been named the 2011 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year. Additionally, K.Tek Systems Inc./K.Tek International Corporation was recognized in 2011 as a Top 10 Business in the Tampa market and a Top 100 Business in the Southeastern Markets, of which, is comprised of nine separate high-tech regions, by Business Leader Magazine. She is being honored in Atlanta for her 2012 Women Executive of the Year for the Tampa Market. The Small Business Association, again in 2012, awarded Kimberly the “Top Business Women of the Year Award. And, the International Internet Business Association awarded, K.Tek, with the “Top Technology Company” award. And, awarded, Kimberly as the “Most Innovative Leadership” award.
She is an honorary member of countless prestigious organizations, affiliations, such as, National Association of Professional Women, National Republican Congressional Committee, US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women in Congress, Zonta International Club of Women Business Organizations, is listed in countless “Who’s Who” prestigious books that are both National and Internationally recognized, as well as, both the Tampa Technology Venture Forum and the Gulf Coast Venture Forum.
Kimberly, has such a vast accumulation of knowledge, experience that she is the “Go To” Media Resource” for many publications, magazines, and newspapers, as well as, a contracted “On Call Consultant” for many Consulting Firms Worldwide. Kimberly also is a consultant for the United Nations, in where she contributed to a project for the “Global Empowerment for Women.” Her success and contribution to that project has led to numerous honorary invites to many United Nations Conferences and will be attending the United Nations Headquarters in NYC as an honorary guest for the 2012 Social Innovation Summit.