Jeremy KimmelChief Operating Officer
Jeremy joined Kimmel & Associates in 2006 as Director of Finance. In 2017, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Associates, he served in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2015.
Jeremy loves Asheville: he grew up here, and he still lives in the area with his wife, Cindy, and their two daughters, Josephine and Danielle. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening, running, and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.
We sat down with Jeremy and asked him the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
I enjoy all of the relationships I have here, and being able to help each other. We have special friendships with each other and our families.
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
My time in the Navy taught me dedication, commitment, leadership skills, and to never take anything for granted. I carry all of those lessons with me today.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
My ability to communicate with people.
- Describe the most rewarding experience of your career.
Playing an active role in making sure we have the best health and wellness benefits here at Kimmel, and being part of a great company culture.
- Do you have a favorite book?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It helps me focus on the things that really matter when all is said and done.
- Personal interests?
Running with my friends and wife, working in our yard or garden, going on outdoor excursions with my girls, and taking beach trips, especially to Fripp Island.