GREENVILLE, Pa.—Kim Tillotson Fleming, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson Inc., will receive the 2012 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Thiel College at a dinner ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of Thiel’s Howard Miller Student Center.
Given annually to a business owner who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, the award, now in its 18th year, will be presented by Thiel President Dr. Troy VanAken and Professor David Miller, executive director of the Haller Enterprise Institute.
Fleming has served as president of Hefren-Tillotson – a privately held Pittsburgh-based firm offering comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services for individuals, foundations, trusts and qualified retirement plans – since 1996 and, in December 2010, was elected to her current positions.
Fleming is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in economics and holds several professional designations. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder, a graduate and board member of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Center for Fiduciary Studies Certification program at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Fleming was selected as a FIVE STAR wealth manager, which is given to wealth managers in Pittsburgh who satisfied key client criteria and scored the highest in client satisfaction.
Service plays an important role in her life and she serves on many boards of local and regional organizations, is a deacon and youth leader at Hiland Presbyterian Church and is actively involved in mission work locally, nationally and internationally. She and her husband, Curt Fleming, have two sons, Grant and Todd.
The Haller Enterprise Institute, originally named the Thiel College Enterprise Institute when it was organized in 1983, was renamed in 1996 when Pittsburgh residents Dr. Henry E. and Grace Mary Haller provided a $1 million gift to develop entrepreneurial education at Thiel College.
About Thiel College
Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.