Our special speaker this week is Kip Blakely of TIMCO.
TIMCO - Provides commercial jet maintenance, repair, modification, overhaul and aircraft storage services from multiple locations in North America.
Kip Blakely is Vice President of Industry and Government Relations and joined TIMCO in 2007.
He began his career working for Arkansas’ United States Senator David Pryor and later served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Arkansas for Governor Bill Clinton.
While in Arkansas Kip was a Past President in Little Rock and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Kip then transitioned to a career with 3M Company where his responsibilities included management positions in sales, marketing, government relations and new business development. His 17 years with 3M were in the Traffic Safety Systems Division and Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Division.
Currently Kip serves as Vice Chair of the Guilford Technical Community College Foundation Board, High Point University Board of Visitors, Guilford County’s Workforce Development Board and a Commissioner on North Carolina’s Workforce Development Board and member of the Greensboro Sports Council and a Commissioner on the War Memorial Coliseum.
He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He and his wife, Lee, live in Greensboro with their two children.