Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:30 am by Samantha Wenig

New York, NY [June 2nd, 2017] -- AVE, a Korman Communities brand, names Kimberly Schimenek, Chief Sales Officer. Schimenek previously served as Senior VP of Key Strategic Accounts.

Schimenek’s new role as Chief Sales Officer includes overseeing the Key Strategic Accounts team, which manages all corporate housing provider and relocation management company partnerships for AVE and Korman Communities, as well as the Business Development team, strategy, and vision for the rapidly growing AVE portfolio. She directly recruits all new business development team members and developed a training and onboarding program that includes weekly sales training with a sales management company.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Kim. This promotion is well-deserved,” says Lea Anne Welsh, COO of Korman Communities and president of the AVE brand. “For the last 15 years, Kim’s leadership and talent has been integral to our company’s growth and success.”

Schimenek joined Korman Communities in 2001, initially focused on introducing the company’s unique furnished suite offering – at its first property in the Northeast outside of its home-based Philadelphia market – in Somerset, NJ. Due to her overwhelming commitment to the company and success with building partnerships with corporate housing providers and relocation management companies, Schimenek was promoted to Regional Sales Director, overseeing all sales efforts for AVE’s three New Jersey properties.

In 2011, Schimenek pioneered Korman Communities’ Key Strategic Accounts team, a department offering relocation management companies, corporate housing providers, and large corporate clients a single-point-of-contact to ensure a flexible and seamless booking and housing experience for their clients. As Senior VP of Key Strategic Accounts, Schimenek led that team, as well as oversaw corporate sales training for all of AVE.

In February 2017, Schimenek was honored with the Tower of Excellence “Individual Member of the Year” Award at Corporate Housing Providers Association’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, as a large provider offering more than 300 corporate housing units. Schimenek’s leadership also has resulted in many service and innovation awards for the brand including Oakwood Worldwide’s “Supplier of the Year for Highest Service” distinction and Crown USA’s “Partner of the Year” award. Schimenek currently serves on the board of directors for Corporate Housing Providers Association, is a board of advisor for the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, and formerly served on the board of directors for New Jersey Relocation Council.

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