Kimberly Lynne Francette is a wife, mother and proud grandmother. At a young age, she attended the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy where she earned high honors leading to a scholarship to their teacher’s program. After passing her boards, Kim became a cosmetologist and a cosmetology teacher. She helped inspire many cosmetologists through her apprenticeship program. She and her husband Allan have owned a successful barber/salon in Swissvale since 1999. After 21 years as a hair stylist, in 2015, Kim decided to pursue a new career with New York Life Insurance and Financial Services Company. In a very short time, she has been the recipient of the Career Success Award, the Career Producer Award, the Centurion Award and Centurion Premier Award. She also reached the status of Executive Council and Executive Premier Council. In 2016, 2018 and 2019, Kimberly received the companywide New York Life African American Ambassador Award and the Case Paid Leader Award. In 2019, Kimberly started the Francette Insurance Group, LLC. She also creating her own program Life after High School and has begun teaching financial literacy to high school students. Kimberly was also the recipient of the Pittsburgh’s Courier 2019 Women of Excellence award Lastly, she sits on the Board of Directors for Greater Valley Community Services and Hammonds Initiative. Kim has devoted her time, experiences and finances to helping them make a better community. Her vision and mission are to lift as she climbs, to empower the community and those who aspire to reach their true greatness.