The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Kimberly Garwood for winning a Gold OBIE for Marketing Director of the Year. As Traton Homes’ Marketing Manager, Kimberly brings a special passion to every aspect of her work at Traton. With limited dollars she has been able to make smart decisions that consistently reinforce Traton’s key messages of strength, quality and value. She has accomplished this through effective advertising, social media, public relations and internal communications.

Kimberly’s key accomplishments during 2010 included taking Traton Homes to the next level in the social media arena by developing a new blog –, Facebook page, YouTube channel, as well as Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. She was also key in opening several new communities in 2010 – often working on very tight budgets and deadlines. Kimberly also played a key role in our annual philanthropy efforts which included raising money and collecting toys for the Cobb Christmas program.

Kimberly has the unique ability to see the “big picture” while managing the daily details with a focus on flawless execution. Her experience and wisdom is often sought by her peers. Kimberly always has a willingness to share for the betterment not only of Traton, but for the industry as a whole.

She has a winning attitude and a consistently positive outlook that makes her not only talented, but a joy to work with. She has been the recipient of Traton’s Dunning Award, an annual award presented to the person who most displays a consistently positive attitude while making a difference in the company’s success. Marketing also received a perfect score in an internal survey by our Sales Team.

In summary, Kimberly is consistent, effective and has a great attitude.

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards celebrates its 31th anniversary in 2011. The awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The OBIE Awards, named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given, are the premier awards in of Atlanta’s residential building industry. To see more OBIE award winners, visit

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