Notable Women in Construction and Design: Jennifer Kilp

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in Construction and Design
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 24
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: BA/BS, Sociology, Interior Design

Jennifer Kilp, vice president of design at Waukesha-based Corporate Design Interiors, has been in the design and commercial furniture industry for more than 24 years. During that time, she was a member of a group of designers from across the country that helped shape many of the core functions of the software that is now a commercial furniture industry standard.

She joined Corporate Design Interiors in 2014 as a director of design, and today Kilp oversees a team of six designers.

“Jen is not only extremely talented and knowledgeable with design and furniture, but is also an outstanding person,” said Chandra Kenny, key account and marketing manager at Corporate Design Interiors. “She has the ability to connect with employees and clients alike and has passed those traits to her team of designers, giving them the autonomy to be creative and put their skills to use.” 

Kilp has done volunteer work at Waukesha Food Pantry and Waukesha Habitat ReStore. She also has mentored a Girl Scout troop and assisted them with creating storage solutions for a women’s shelter.

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