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Generation Next 2016: DeShauna Kimble

DaShauna L. Kimble

 

Age as of Jan. 1: 36

Title: Senior Case Manager

Company: Park Place Outreach Inc. (Youth Emergency Shelter)

Savannah neighborhood: Georgetown

 

Q: What are your top three business growth accomplishments?

A: Promoted to senior case manager at Park Place in 2014.

A: Increased non-residential services (preventative services) at Park Place in 2015

A: Assist Park Place social worker with supervising undergrad/grad student’s field placements.

 

Q: What is your top business award/accolade?

A: Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Top Rising Stars of Business 2016

 

What are your top philanthropic leadership roles?

A: Second Harvest Food Bank (volunteer)

A: Sponsored an under privilege student at Gadsden Elementary School for the 2015-16 school term to participate in “Girls on the Run”

 

Q: How will you do business differently in the coming year or decade?

A: Youth continue to be an underserved population. Therefore, it is important that Park Place and other youth serving agencies continue to support positive youth development through partnerships with one another.

 

Q: What technological or cultural advances are you looking forward to in the coming year or decade?

A: I am looking forward to improved access to mental health services for disadvantage and underserved youth in the Savannah area.

 

Q: What qualities or assets will distinguish Savannah and preserve/advance our local economy?

A: The deepening of Savannah harbor will both preserve and advance the local economy. Tourism will also continue to preserve the local economy.

 

Q: What economic drivers and business sectors promise the most growth in the next year or decade and why?

A: The ports will continue drive growth with the deepening of the harbor.

 

Q: What college degrees will be the most in-demand in the Savannah area and why?

A: Health Care. The medical field is constantly evolving, which creates a demand for health care workers.

 

Q: What advice do you have for other Savannah leaders in the coming year or decade?

A: Establish your personal brand, decide what you want your reputation in the workplace to be and let your actions define you.

 

Q: What innovation of yours do you hope will be remembered by future generations?

A: I don’t believe that I will be responsible for any noteworthy innovations in my lifetime. However, I’d like to be remembered as someone who always saw the good in every situation, someone who brought positive energy with then everywhere I went.

I want to be remembered as a hard worker

 

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