Kimberly Lawton Koon is a 2012 alumnus of the Athena program. Kimberly is the 5th generation of Lawton family to lead Lawton Printers, an 112-year-old commercial printing firm based in Downtown Orlando. Today, she combines her role as President with that of overseeing all production and reaching new technology to offer to clients. She currently sits on the Board for he Printing Association of Florida, working hard to encourage students to get interested and excited about the Graphics Arts industry. In 2009, the Orlando Business Journal honored Kimberly for her career accomplishments during the Woman Who Mean Business awards.
“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post