Jenny Vallimont

Before starting Gökotta...

Jenny oversaw Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Crescent Communities. Included in her responsibilities were sustainable design and development approaches, green certifications, innovative practices and products, partnerships, corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism and community integration. She created the company's Stewardship Platform and Philanthropic Framework. Her work is demonstrated through the creation of both the 1st and 2nd sustainability reports (Statement of Stewardship) for the organization. She began her career in LA as a General Contractor. After moving to Charlotte she did real estate development for Crosland and then sustainability for Bank of America. She once even interned for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Learn about Jenny's career and vision in her own words - the first featured guest on the STEMinism Podcast

She gets awards

  • 2012 CBJ 40 Under 40
  • 2013 NC Sustainable Business Awards Fearless Leader
  • 2014 Today’s Charlotte Woman: The Art of Achievement
  • 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award- Corporate Finalist
  • 2017 CBJ Women in Business
  • 2017 Meck Times 50 Most Influential Women

The Details

Jenny received both her bachelor and master's of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University in 2003. In addition to being both a LEED AP BD+C and Homes, she has her Six Sigma Greenbelt and is a GRI Certified Sustainability Reporter. 

She lives to travel the world and is known as a vocal advocate of transracial adoption, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur and making kickass family holiday cards.