Gibbons Director Kelly Bird Named One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business


February 10, 2020

Kelly Ann Bird, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department of Gibbons P.C., leader of the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy, and Administrative Director of the firm’s Red Bank, New Jersey office, has been named one of New Jersey’s “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, one of the leading business news publications in the state. The winners were announced in the February 10 edition of NJBIZ and were recognized during a virtual reception on September 21, 2020.

The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s successful and influential women in business who are engaged in high-profile work in their fields. The 50 honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges, based on their dedication to business growth in the state, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women. Ms. Bird joins fellow Gibbons attorneys Kristin D. Sostowski, Jennifer A. Hradil, Camille V. Otero, Christine A. Stearns, Karen A. Giannelli, Susanne Peticolas, Alyce C. Halchak, and Christine A. Amalfe, as well as the firm’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, June M. Inderwies, as a recipient of this award.

“Over the past few years, Kelly has become an even more valued member of the Gibbons team by committing her time, energy, and creativity to exploring new ways to service our clients, whether through an innovative practice initiative or a key new location,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of the firm.

Ms. Bird founded and now leads the Gibbons Workplace Training Academy (GWTA), a focused service area within the firm’s Employment & Labor Law Department. The GWTA is a comprehensive curriculum of training programs to support compliance with wide-ranging and ever-changing federal and state laws governing the employer/employee relationship. Her broader practice involves representing employers on employment and human resources issues, conducting and assisting in investigations, and litigating as necessary in these areas. Her clients range from small, family-owned businesses, hospitals, and higher education institutions to regionally based companies with thousands of employees.

As Administrative Director of the Red Bank office, Ms. Bird is responsible for day-to-day office management, which includes supporting the needs of the office’s three-attorney team, as well as more broadly managing the administrative and operational functions. She is also extensively engaged in business development for the office.

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