Vice President, HNTB, Miami
HNTB does design, engineering, program management and consulting work for construction contractors worldwide. The employee-owned company has more than 5,000 employees nationwide, with more than 500 in Florida. Kigel started her career at her family’s clothing business in Jacksonville. Since then, she’s held roles in finance, business development, sales management, government relations and more in some of the biggest companies. She’s also owned a business and served as chairwoman of Leadership Florida.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BS), University of Central Florida (MBA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I love playing the drums in Rock Band. My sons and I used to play this quite often when they were in middle and high school. They are now grown. During the pandemic, we dusted off our instruments and stayed connected by playing remotely. Also, I danced competitively for many years and even studied one summer at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.|
|WORRIES ABOUT||We currently live in a nation divided at a level that I have never seen in my lifetime, and I worry about our future.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||I would love to go to Egypt and study the archeological sites.|