YPN Spotlight: Kimberly Bankhead of Assurant

Posted:  October 27th, 2011 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Kimberly Bankhead is VP of Operations for the National Black MBA Assoc., Inc. South Florida Chapter. An accountant by trade, Ms. Bankhead has over ten years experience. She is currently a Sr. Accountant for Assurant. Committed to giving back to her community, Kimberly is actively involved with the Urban League of Broward YPN, a 2011 alumni of Leadership Miami, volunteers as a mentor with Take Stock in Children Miami-Dade and other humanitarian projects.

Kimberly received her BS degree in finance from Central State University and her MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management.


1.  How long have you been in your field and what do you attribute your success to?

I have been in the accounting and finance profession for over ten years working in the banking, public accounting and insurance industries.  I attribute my success to the support and encouragement from my family which has given me the confidence to continue to strive above and beyond to accomplish my goals.


2. What role, if any, do you think networking and navigating the South Florida business environment has played in your success?

Networking and navigating the South Florida business environment has been a great experience for me.  I moved to South Florida three years ago without any contacts. However, through networking I have been able to meet a variety of people and learn the South Florida business environment. I have had the opportunity to make great connections that have been and continue to be beneficial to the elevation of my career and professional development.


3. As a young professional, how do you think you could benefit most from an organization such as YPN Miami and the Miami-Dade Chamber?

The YPN Miami and Miami-Dade Chamber both provide various opportunities to network, gain professional and personal development, and give back to the local communities.  Just as the other organizations I am involved in, I look for opportunities to learn, develop, and devote my time or talents to others.  Being able to give back to individuals is a passion of mine, and helping people reach their goals always puts a smile on my face.


4. What do you do for fun?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, serving at church and in the community, traveling, shopping, and recreational activities.


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