Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Kelly Knight Hodges, LEED AP, Nashville Corporate + Urban Design division vice president, has been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 Women of Influence list. For the 12th year in a row, NBJ’s Women of Influence program recognizes women who are shaping their companies, improving the city’s business community and paving the way for the next generation of influential female leaders.
“Kelly is truly a star in Nashville’s corporate real estate industry, where architects and designers sometimes take a back seat to developers,” said Steve Johnson, AIA, executive vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “In a little more than a year, she’s been promoted to vice president of Gresham Smith’s Corporate + Urban Design division in Nashville, she was appointed to chair the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee, and she was appointed to NAIOP Nashville’s Board of Directors. Kelly also continues to thrive in her roles focused on business development, operations, client service and staff development. Her relationships across the industry are far-reaching, and she is highly respected as a key player in Nashville’s development scene. She is exceptionally deserving of this honor.”
“I strive to be well-versed in the issues and trends that are shaping Nashville’s future and I work hard to be a trustworthy, reliable resource to my clients and my team,” commented Hodges. “My real passion is building strong teams that are then able to help companies and communities be successful. I don’t see my role as being confined within the walls of Gresham Smith. All of the work we do is with the intention of creating vibrant, healthy, progressive communities. I think that being mindful of one’s impact on the broader community is the true mark of an influential leader.”
During her 17 years at Gresham Smith, Hodges has worked with numerous Middle Tennessee clients, including Jackson National, the State of Tennessee, Ramsey Solutions and Schneider Electric. She is an active member of the Tennessee chapters of corporate real estate development associations CoreNet Global and NAIOP and is an alumni of the Young Leaders Council.