Name: Kelly Kwasniewski
Title: Vice President of Operations
Company: TRU Development
Years in the Industry: 15 years
Where are you originally from? I’m born and raised in Las Vegas!
What has NAIOP provided you that has helped you grow professionally or personally? NAIOP has provided me with an extensive networking foundation that I have been able to leverage in all my development activities. Not only have I found amazing project talent, but I have found a handful of supportive friends.
What has been your favorite experience? Serving with the NAIOP community service committee for the Catholic Workers event in 2019. It was freezing cold and a core group of us showed up to distribute care packages and serve food to the homeless. It was a heart-warming moment. Especially the homeless guy who wanted to be in all our photos.
Who have I met or become closer friends with at NAIOP: Wendi Schweigart from NDL Group. We met at the Shelby Museum tour while signing the wall. It was a rather comical moment, and we became fast friends. I admire her motivation to start a non-profit in memory of her mother, while maintain a career and family.
What do you want your legacy to be in the Southern Nevada community? I want to leave this world better than it was when I entered it. I am passionate about creating communities that resonate with who I am, eco-friendly, community and service oriented and health conscious.