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Updated: August 5, 2019 / 2019 40 Under Forty Awards Honorees

Kimberly Napp

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography Kimberly Napp


Partner, Whittlesey

Age: 38

No. of years with current company: 16

Town where I live: Wallingford

Town where I work: Hartford

College: Bentley University

Highest degree: MBA

Who is your favorite superhero? Black Widow

Kimberly Napp has 16 years of experience in public accounting and is an audit partner at Whittlesey. Napp began her career as an associate accountant and was voted in as partner in Jan. 2019.

Napp has devoted the majority of her career to serving nonprofit organizations, credit unions and small businesses. Alongside her work at Whittlesey, Napp co-founded the Women of Whittlesey group, and is co-leader of the employee engagement committee and quality control.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

From the day I started working in public accounting I knew I wanted to be a partner at Whittlesey. For the past 16 years, I worked towards this goal and was promoted to partner in Jan. 2019.

How are you involved in the community?

I am a member of the PTO at my son’s school, and volunteer for almost every event they sponsor. I am the firm’s team leader for the Center for Family Justice annual walk, and support and attend many of our clients’ charitable initiatives.

What do you like to do outside of work? ​

I am a single mother of an 8-year-old son, so much of my time is spent with him playing outside or with Legos. When I am not with my son I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to concerts and Broadway plays, and reading.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

• One of the youngest partners at Whittlesey.

• Co-founder of the Women of Whittlesey group.

• As a working single mother I mentor the younger generation to manage work-life balance and obtain high-profile positions.

• I’ve dedicated the majority of my career to helping nonprofits achieve operational efficiencies to support their mission.

Fun Fact

During college I thought about becoming an art teacher as opposed to an accountant.

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