After Hours: Kristy Kevitt

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. To nominate a colleague, request an After Hours form from Peter Madrid,

Kristy Kevitt

  • Principal, Business Development, SmithGroup.
  • Born in Witchita, Kan.
  • Attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
  • With SmithGroup for 10 years.

Personal Insight

Growing up I wanted to be a sports doctor.


Sports Teams: Kansas State Wildcats, Arizona Cardinals.

Activities: Running, swimming, biking, surfing, hiking, lifting weights and skiing.

Destinations: I’ve been to Africa, Bora Bora, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Costa Rica and Germany. I’d still like to see parts of the world – Greece, Italy, Paris, Thailand.. the list is unlimited.


Guiding my blind friend (veteran Tom Hicks) up Mt. Kilimajaro, breaking four world records in the process; Alcatraz Challenge (swim/run); Completing nine marathons; 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwono; 1st and 2nd places at Junior Olympics for Taekwondo.

Community Service

I’m training for an ironman in 90 days to raise money for The Action Foundation, a local nonprofit group fighting childhood obesity. My goal is to raise $35,000 by Dec. 10 (You can watch Kristy training and learn more about her campaign at


Received: Nothing is bigger than you.

To Share: Take time to discover your passion in life. Focus on your strengths more than your weaknesses.

AZRE Magazine November/December 2010