About Pepper, People
Meet Director of Strategy and Development Candace Klepacz, one of the newest team members in our Dublin office. Candace’s role at Pepper is to grow and develop our presence in Ohio across all vertical markets. She brings to the position more than 15 years of industry experience, where she has worked with design and construction management firms that range from small 8a companies to international, multi-office organizations. Along the way, she started and later sold her own company, Forever Young Sports. She believes that personal contact is key and if you can find ways to laugh, all the better.
Candace holds an MBA from The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and a BS in International Business from the University of Akron. Some of her most recent career highlights include serving as vice president for a leading Columbus area contractor and director of marketing for Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects in Maryland.
Candace is an active member of the Columbus community. She is a board member for Seeds of Caring, a long-time member of the Society for Marketing Professionals (SMPS) where she serves as the current President-Elect, and member of the Columbus Recovery and Resiliency Task Force. Candace has volunteered her time with several community organizations including the Ronald McDonald house, Goodwill, Lifecare Alliance and the Delaware Humane Society.
Outside of work, Candace enjoys reading, watercolor painting and spending time with her husband and two sons.
We are proud to have Candace as a part of the Pepper Ohio team. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate all her past accomplishments, as well as her future with us.