JASPER, IN- Contract furniture manufacturer Kimball International has appointed Kourtney Smith to the position of President for Kimball Hospitality. Smith will assume responsibility for the entire Kimball Hospitality organization, including strategic direction, goals, growth and driving share-owner value.
 
Smith brings 25 years of experience in the office and hospitality industries. Smith holds the distinction of being a Kellogg Executive Scholar of Professional Achievement in Marketing and Sales Management. She has continued her personal and professional development through a variety of programs and involvement in industry associations. She and her husband Phil and their family reside in Jasper, Indiana.

“I’m incredibly excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead the talented Kimball Hospitality team," Smith said. "The industry is strong and we are well poised for continued growth. I look forward to leveraging our core strengths and further building this dynamic brand.”

During her career, Smith has held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, product development, sales and service. She has been the consistent force behind the evolution of National Office Furniture. Most recently she served as Vice President of Marketing for National leading product development, marketing, sustainability, vertical markets, increasing brand awareness in the architect and design community, and sales development in the EMEA.
 
Kimball International Chairman and CEO, Bob Schneider stated, “With Kourtney’s proven leadership skills and exceptional record of growing and developing talent within Kimball International, I am confident she will be very successful leading our Kimball Hospitality brand. I am always encouraged by the succession planning of Kimball, which provides so many opportunities for team members. It is one of many reasons Kimball International has been designated as a Great Place To Work.”
 
 

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