Employee Spotlight: Kevin Gillespie, Director of Development - Solutions and Applications

Where did you grow up?
Mississippi

What was your first or strangest job?
As a boy, I worked a couple of summers as a plumber's assistant. (It was not as crappy as one might think.)

What do you like most about your current job?
I enjoy the engineering challenges and the people I work with. It's always great to enjoy going to work.

What is your greatest accomplishment, work or personal?
My biggest accomplishments center around being a father and being heavily involved in the lives of my kids.

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I enjoy playing games, whether board games, computer games, card games, table games or outdoor games. I used to compete in foosball tournaments.

Pick three words to describe yourself.
Resourceful, facilitator, optimistic

What is one thing on your bucket list?
To visit all 50 states. (Over 50% completed.)

What is your favorite quote?
"You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya (My kids do not like this quote nearly as much as I do.)

Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
Yes. Learning new things, socializing, completing tasks on the never ending "Honey-Do" list.

You’re about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
"I heard it through the grape vine"

If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
Denzel Washington, Dave Ramsey and Tyler Perry. Their life experiences and lessons learned are very relatable, and each is inspirational in their own way. Much can be learned from chatting with people who have gone through much and have accomplished much despite seeming setbacks.

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