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Kira Forbes

VP of Professional Development

networking@gothamgators.com

Kira was born and raised in New Jersey until age 16 when her mom’s job relocated the family to Land O’Lakes, Florida. Shortly after living in Florida, Kira heard the call of the Gator Nation and officially became a Gator in Fall 2009. At the University of Florida, Kira studied Marketing at the Heavener School of Business and was involved in various organizations in the business school such as Florida Leadership Academy and Warrington Diplomats. She was also actively involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity, and served as VP of Professional Development. In Spring 2012, Kira spent five unforgettable months in Grenoble, France where she studied abroad and received a Certificate in International Business at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. She graduated from UF in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and minor in Retailing Leadership.

After graduation, Kira moved back to the northeast to start her career with Saks Fifth Avenue OFF5TH. She was part of the Executive Development Program and trained at a store in Long Island, NY. However, she achieved corporate promotion after 3 months in the program. Kira is currently the Senior Manager of Omni-Channel on the OFF5TH Store Operations team where she develops and executes strategic initiatives of a multimillion dollar business.

When Kira is not working and planning your next professional Gotham Gators event, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, and running along the waterfront of her hometown in Jersey City, NJ.

Kira can be reached at networking@gothamgators.com.