Meet the talented team that makes KMS who we are.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Civil Engineering - UAB, Mathematics - Alabama State University
Board Member First Horizon Bank, Board Member Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama, Business Council of Alabama, Downtown Rotary Club of Birmingham, Operation HOPE
Impacting the construction industry and the community around him is a passion of J. Michael Kemp, Sr., President & CEO of KMS. Mike is committed to ensuring that KMS provides high quality service while maintaining a connection with the community. Mike has planned and managed more than 1500 construction projects valued at more than $6.8 billion. With a commitment to excellence and leadership combined with his industry experience, Mike is able to provide relevant consulting to our clients and guidance to the KMS organization.
Director of Project Operations
BS in Building Science from Auburn University
Hugh considers being a part of the construction community an honor. Having been in the construction industry for 20+ years, Hugh leverages his experience to tailor the services and project delivery models offered by KMS to best suit our clients’ needs. He believes in drawing from the diverse skills of the KMS staff to find the most efficient and effective method to approach our projects. Hugh works closely with our clients to understand their specific needs before work begins in order to customize processes as needed to address unique challenges and accomplish our clients’ goals. He is involved with his home community—volunteering time with his sons’ youth sports teams and being a member of the local high school quarterback club.
Director of Business Operations & Development
BS in Finance (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama, MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama
Rotaract Club of Birmingham (2020 board of directors), UA Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors, Blackburn Institute Advisory Board
James is responsible for the business operations of the company that support the overall organization—finance, accounting, IT infrastructure, recruiting, and client relations. James has been a part of business operations in some capacity at KMS for the last nine years starting as a financial analyst with the firm. James is passionate about ensuring the organization operates as efficiently as possible to help our team add value for our clients every day. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, watching Laker basketball or Alabama football, or getting outside on the golf course.