With a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s in business administration from Bellarmine University, Giles previously served as director of marketing for Weber Group, Inc. where she developed solution-based strategies and championed growth for the firm and its clients. She is a member of the local council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Kentucky), a board member for the New Directions Housing Corp., and a Fillies Ball committee member for Fillies, Inc. Additionally, she is a member of the Louisville chapters of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and Woman in Commercial Real Estate.
“I am excited to be working for Schmidt Associates and making a difference for our clients looking to design innovative facilities for K-12, higher education, community and healthcare,” Giles said. “I’m also thrilled to be harnessing the power of relationships and leveraging principles of servant leadership to achieve success.”
Giles will be responsible for establishing connections within the Louisville business community and working with key decision-makers and designers to improve the Midwest’s built environment in the areas of K-12, higher education, community, and healthcare.
“Kathryn’s versatility, her strategic marketing abilities, and her extensive industry experiences make her an ideal fit to be the liaison between our Owners and the firm," said CEO and Principal Sarah Hempstead, AIA, LEED AP. "With her strong sense of teamwork and openness to learning and driving toward common goals, Kathryn is destined for success."