The Bond Buyer Rising Stars recognizes municipal finance professionals under the age of 40 whose leadership, collaborative spirit, innovation and creativity have enabled them to make a positive contribution to their community.
In her legal practice, Kimberly assists healthcare and educational institutions in mergers, acquisitions, expansions and affiliations with a concentration in addressing legal strategies for taxable and tax exempt debt and other financing opportunities. She serves as bond counsel for colleges and universities, foundations, healthcare institutions, continuing care retirement communities and nonprofit organizations. Kimberly has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” for Government Finance since 2014.
Kimberly had a key role in the largest healthcare transaction in South Carolina, which created the biggest healthcare delivery system in that state. “I view each bond transaction as an opportunity to build a stronger community — through high-quality health care, educational and senior living facilities," she said. "Each bond issue is a key building block in the success of our clients’ efforts to enhance the quality of life in South Carolina.”
Harry Huntley, CPA, Executive Director of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (SC JEDA) stated, “We enjoy working with Kimberly and are pleased her abilities have been recognized by The Bond Buyer.”
Active in the community, Kimberly has served on the United Way of Greenville County Board and the Furman University Alumni Board. A long-standing member of the Junior League of Greenville, Kimberly was elected as this year’s President-Elect and is the first African American woman to serve in this role. She is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and is an Aspen Global Leadership Network Liberty Fellow.