Kim Heathcott is the owner/CEO of Clarion Security, a technologically based provider of security guards in the Memphis area. She started the company in April, 2010 and Clarion Security is currently one of the largest women-owned businesses in the Memphis mid-south region. Ms. Heathcott holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. Additionally, she earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University through its Executive MBA program as the youngest applicant ever accepted in its prestigious top-tier business executive program.
Ms. Heathcott has an 18-year financial background in corporate and asset-based lending, with an emphasis on fraud auditing and control investigations. Before founding Clarion Security, Ms. Heathcott opened a Memphis satellite stand-alone office for The CIT Group and developed more than $75 million in new business in five years with no prior name recognition in the Mid-South area before opening the office.
In June of 2013 Ms. Heathcott was named President of the Memphis Chapter of The National Association of Woman Owned Business (NAWBO). She is a board member of the supplier diversity council of MLG&W and the Greater Memphis Chamber.
In July of 2013 Ms. Heathcott was named a "Superwoman in Business" by Memphis Business Journal.
6:30 Networking and Food 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking
Hosted By Katie Maxwell, Memphis Chapter Director
Katie Maxwell worked in the corporate world for the past 8 years specializing in marketing, communications and public relations. Due to a company wide restructuring her position was eliminated in early 2013. Unsure of what she wanted to do next, Katie spent several months working with a team to start a coworking space in Memphis, TN. In just a few months, the lease was signed, renovations completed and Cowork Memphis came on the scene. She now serves as the Director of Community Relations at Cowork Memphis. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @@ktothemaxwell
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