Meet Westwood Associate Kim Lueck
Get to know our newest shareholders and associates! We're excited to have them on our team and helping to lead Westwood forward. The Associate designation at Westwood represents a team member who provides considerable value to the firm through their leadership traits and technical expertise.
My name is Kimberly Lueck. I'm currently the director of business administration for the Land Division, and I work out of the Dallas, Texas office.
The core value that speaks most to me is initiative. When I started at Westwood, I was a front desk intern, and now I’ve become the director of business administration for the Land Division. And I feel like the reason I became an associate is because of the initiative I took in each position I held at Westwood which really progressed me in my career.
I think an important defining moment in my career was really when I found my voice and realized that I had an expertise and a confidence that I could share to others. In meetings where I used to take a backseat approach and just show up, I'm now an active participant, leading meetings and guiding people to different answers that they didn't have before.
I am known around the office for probably being the know-it-all. Honestly, I'm the person that everybody goes to when they don't know where else to go: “Kim, where's this?” “Who do I go to for this?” “Where do I find this?” And it's been a really fun way to get to know multiple people across different offices.
Being an associate, to me, means I can get back to a company that's always been there for me. Ever since I started at Westwood, Westwood has taken care of me. I've never really been a title person, but being an associate really helps me continue to give and succeed at the same time.