WINSTON-SALEM, NC—The Triad Business Journal confirmed what people at Womble Bond Dickinson have long known—that Kim Kelly Mann is a leader in her profession and her community.
Mann, the Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Winston-Salem office, has been named one of the Triad Business Journal’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award winners.
With 500 team members, Winston-Salem is Womble Bond Dickinson’s largest office. The scope of Mann’s leadership role for the Winston –Salem office involves client development, community engagement, strategic planning, budgets, marketing, and recruiting and retaining top talent. But in addition to successfully managing this complex operation, she maintains an active legal practice in the Financial Institutions and Real Estate sectors. For more than 30 years, she has advised national and regional banks in both secured and unsecured financings, including complex commercial real estate construction financings. Banking industry clients rely on Kim to negotiate, execute and oversee lending transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Her other professional accomplishments including being a Chambers Ranked lawyer in real estate finance and an elected Fellow in both the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). In 2007, she helped form the Piedmont Triad chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). The core purpose of CREW is to advance the success of women in commercial real estate and its envisioned future is to achieve parity in opportunity, influence, and power in the industry. Mann also served as the chapter’s first President.
She also finds time to give back to the Triad community. Mann serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Forsyth County. The United Way’s community impact touches virtually every corner of Forsyth County in such areas as education, financial stability, health, and basic needs.
Starting in 2012, Mann helped organize a backpack program and fresh food pantry at a local Winston-Salem elementary school. She and other women attorneys in the Winston-Salem office work with two local churches and a firm client to fund, implement and support these programs every school year. Through the program, more than 150 students facing food insecurity at home receive a backpack of food every weekend, fresh food twice monthly, and financial assistance when they cannot afford to pay for breakfast and lunch at school.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Chris Douglas nominated Mann for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award. Winners will be honored at an April 4 awards ceremony at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro.