FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – This week Moss Construction announced that it has promoted Kim Gessner to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Gessner has more than 16 years of legal experience, with a focus on commercial construction.
In her new capacity, Gessner will provide strategic business counseling and advice to the company’s executive team as a key member of the legal leadership team. Additionally, she will conduct negotiations with clients and subcontractors, estimate risk, train staff in all aspects of compliance with federal, state and local regulations as well as be integrally involved in all methods of dispute resolution for matters involving the company.
“Kim joined the Moss team just three years ago and we have been consistently impressed with her work ethic and strategic mindset,” said Scott Moss, CEO of Moss. “It’s great to be able to recognize her work, and to see her continue to grow with Moss.”
“I am honored to be taking on this leadership role in these exciting and challenging times,” Gessner said. “Moss has grown to be one of the largest general contractors and public utility solar installers in the country and I’m excited to be a part of their continued growth.”
Before joining Moss in 2017, Gessner served as counsel and co-chair of the construction practice group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC. Gessner earned her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. She is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar; is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Association of General Contractors; recently served 6 years on the construction law board certification committee for the Florida Bar; and is a member of the construction law committee at the Broward County Bar Association.
Moss is a national privately held construction firm providing innovative solutions resulting in award-winning projects. With regional offices across the United States, Moss focuses on construction management, design-build and public-private partnerships. The company’s diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors, including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, K-12 and higher education, justice, solar energy, and sports. Moss is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 75 general contractors. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work.