This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Ashleigh Kiggans, 34
5300 Westview Drive Suite 302, Frederick
Ashleigh started working in Frederick's commercial real estate market in 2015. As one of the youngest female agents in the area, she has been a dynamic force in the commercial market in Frederick. She also volunteers and serves on the board for several nonprofits including Federated Charities, Mental Health Association of Frederick, Community Foundation of Frederick, and Frederick County Association of Realtors.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
Being promoted from Associate to Vice President within 3 years at the company. In addition, becoming President of the Board for Federated Charities and Vice President of the Board for Mental Health Association, have also been two incredible accomplishments.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
Federated Charities (2016-2020), Vice President at Mental Health Association, Trustee at Community Foundation of Frederick County, and Director at Frederick County Association of Realtors. In addition, current member of DEI Advisory Group at Maryland Association of Realtors.
What was your first job?
Pool Attendant at Pohick Bay Regional Park (VA)
What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?
Eat, run in Baker Park, and play volleyball.
Who is your greatest influence?
Rocky Mackintosh. Rocky has been my mentor since I started working for him at MacRo. Rocky has taught me not only how to be a great commercial agent, but the importance of giving back and volunteering in the Frederick community.
What is your favorite leadership book?
"The Energy Bus" by Jon Gordon. This book was recommended to by a colleague and friend, Tony C. I read it a couple years ago and it is spot on when it comes to building a healthy, successful work environment.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
Being personable and healthy competitiveness. It is important in my industry to be competitive. You are always competing to win the deal. Being a former collegiate athlete, competing has always been a part of my life. The other is being personable. It is important to feel connected to not just the client but also their business. In turn, they need to feel connected to you as well.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Still living in Frederick and continuing to help new and existing businesses grow and expand!