As one of metro Atlanta’s leading luxury home builders, The Providence Group has built not only a reputation for quality construction, but also a reputation of a talented and knowledgeable staff. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, two of its team members, Kelly Fink and Laura Kowski, were recognized among the best in the nation during the prestigious National Sales and Marketing Awards, known as The Nationals℠. Held in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annual International Builders Show in Las Vegas, The Nationals is the nation’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities.

This year, Kelly Fink was named the National Marketing Director of the Year! Her win on Tuesday, marked the second time that Kelly was recognized as the National Marketing Director of the Year previously winning Gold in 2009. Kelly joined The Providence Group in October of 2010 as vice president of marketing and was promoted to vice president of marketing and online sales (her current position) in March 2012. In her role, Kelly manages the company’s entire marketing program including all community marketing, social media profiles and blogging for The Providence Group website.

As an active member of local, state and national home builder organizations, Kelly has been a speaker at the International Builders Show every year since 2005. Additionally, she is on the board of governors for the Institute of Residential Marketing. On a local level, Kelly has served on the board of director for the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council since 2008 and served as chair in 2014. She has received numerous awards, including more than 30 OBIE awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association including Marketing Director of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

The second Providence Group team member to be honored during The Nationals was Laura Kowski who received a Silver award for Online Specialist of the Year. Hired in 2013, Laura was The Providence Group’s first online sales consultant and manages leads from The Providence Group’s website, including VIP Interest lists and web and phone inquiries for more than 10 coming soon communities. Additionally, Laura communicates with prospective home buyers directly from the website with an “Ask Laura” Live Chat feature. Prior to Laura joining The Providence Group, just 19 percent of total sales were online sales. Today, online sales account for 57 percent of total sales.

In addition to her Silver award at The Nationals, Laura was recognized with a Gold OBIE award from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for Online Specialist of the Year in 2014.

Kelly and Laura are two members of an amazing Providence Group team that has won numerous awards including Sales Team of the Year, Sales Manager of the Year and much more. For more information on how this award-winning team can help you find the metro Atlanta home of your dreams, visit The Providence Group website today and don’t forget to Live Chat with Laura!

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