Kim Flowers, founder of kdf TRUE Partners, LLC, is a master business strategist, coach and collaborator. As a Sr. Executive, Kim positively impacted the utility industry across the Southeastern United States by building strong leaders and strong teams both internal to her company as well as among external labor and contractor organizations.
Her unique, systematic, yet personal approach to building strong partnerships is world-class and produces top quartile results. Based on a rock-solid foundation of trust, respect, unity, and engagement, Kim’s methods are proven and continue to benefit leaders seeking a tangible, competitive advantage.
As Senior Production Officer, Flowers managed Mississippi’s generation assets; through servant leadership, strategic planning and resource collaboration, her team regained full operation of all plants in record time after Hurricane Katrina.
Flowers served as Plant Manager and Cluster lead for all generation assets in the North GA territory. These 3 plant sites comprising 5000+ MWs posted top quartile results in safety, reliability and performance.
As Vice President of Engineering and New Generation, Flowers provided engineering, design, and turnkey support for over 70 generating plants and advanced a broad renewable portfolio nationwide and chaired the 2016 National Conference Chair for the Construction Users Round Table (CURT.)
Alison S. Smith provides project management, research, and technical support for kdf TRUE Partners, llc.
Alison has over 34 years of experience in the electric utility industry in the areas of engineering, program and project management, operations, process improvement, and technical solutions.
She has held key leadership positions at Southern Company, Inc. as a plant engineer, Engineering, Planning, and Compliance Manager, Performance and Reliability Manager, and Fleet Retrofit Project Manager. She has experience as a system auditor with expertise in contract management.
Alison has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University (GA.) She is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI.)
Alison is the founder of “Radical Resumes” and is the chief contributing editor for the “Radical Leadership” daily forum. Alison serves on two non-profit boards supporting the under-served, destitute, and forgotten in Birmingham, AL.