News Published on August 20, 2019
Former COO of Madison County Schools Joins Redstone Gateway
COPT is pleased to announce the addition of Kerry Wilkerson as Senior Project Manager at Redstone Gateway, where he will be essential in managing the construction process of existing and future development projects in the rapidly-growing, amenity-rich office park.
Kerry is a well known leader in the community, having served as the Chief Operating Officer of Madison County Schools for 23 years. During his tenure there, Kerry was the lead on construction for over 22 facilities totaling over 2M SF. Kerry has served as the Construction Lead for the HEALS Clinic in Gurley, is a member of the Construction Advisory Committee for Whitesburg Christian Academy and was a Class L25 graduate of Leadership Huntsville. In addition to his role at COPT, Kerry is on the advisory board for the Burritt Museum, and President of the Board of Graces of Gurley, a faith-based ministry non-profit serving the Gurley and Madison County Area. Kerry graduated from the Auburn University College of Building Science in 1988.
Kerry will continue to work with the construction community in Huntsville, as well as new and existing customers to grow Redstone Gateway.
How did you get involved with the building development and what do you like about it?
From the beginning in construction, I enjoyed the satisfaction of seeing physical results from the work I performed. Leading me into larger scale work where I enjoy working with the planning and construction of a development.
In your new role, what would you like to contribute to Redstone Gateway and the community of Huntsville?
To offer the best product to allow the clients to perform at their highest level and by doing so; allowing our clients to be successful.
What is one thing you wish you had known when you began your career?
Every project is like a family. It takes tough love to work together everyday and that all the personalities and skills are what makes the project successful.