Elizabeth Strahan

Executive Vice President of Quality & Administration

Elizabeth Strahan, better known as “Lizie” to family and friends, is the stepdaughter of founder Joe Kimmel and one of the key reasons for the success of Kimmel & Associates.

Lizie first began her career with Kimmel & Associates at age 14, when she worked cleaning the company offices. She attended the College of Charleston from 1989 to 1991. When home for the summers, she worked at Kimmel & Associates as a part-time Office Assistant. She transferred to the University of North Carolina at Asheville and continued to study biology, continuing her work with Kimmel & Associates concurrently. She soon fell in love with her job and decided to devote all of her time to the company.

In 1993, Lizie was promoted to Office Manager, and since that time, she has been extremely dedicated and persistent in ensuring that Kimmel & Associates is the best executive search firm in the world. In many ways, Lizie acts as an extension of her stepfather, Joe, and her brother, CEO Charlie Kimmel. Lizie makes sure that all employees of Kimmel & Associates have the administrative support they need to better serve their clients and candidates.

Her focus and dedication to Kimmel & Associates and its staff were recognized in 2000, when she received the Kimmel & Associates’ Employee of the Year Award. She was promoted to Vice President of Administration in 2009, and now serves as Executive Vice President of Quality & Administration. Lizie has also been a recipient of Kimmel & Associates’ Selfless Act Award in recognition of her service to her company and her community. In 2018, she was recognized again as Employee of the Year.

More than 20 years after she started part-time with Kimmel & Associates, Lizie continues to be committed and loyal to the company her beloved stepfather built from the ground up.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, along with her beloved dog, Isaac, and cat, Kiki.

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