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AFL Associate Receives GSA Business Report’s 2023 Forty Under 40 Award

Duncan, S.C.AFL announces that Katie Klaiber, Graphic Design Specialist for AFL, was named one of GSA Business Report's 2023 Forty Under 40 honorees. AFL was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the annual luncheon to honor and celebrate young professionals in the Upstate who contribute to the community.  

GSA Business Report presents the Forty Under 40 awards to influential young professionals in the community. These awards celebrate the success and community involvement of forty professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the Upstate from diverse industries, professional and community sectors. Klaiber and the other recipients are featured in the July 2023 issue of GSA Business Report.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named one of GSA Business Report Forty Under 40 honorees,” said Klaiber. “I am grateful to be a part of a supportive company that values its employees' contributions and encourages them to make a difference in our community.”                                Katie Klaiber Receives 2023 Forty Under 40 Award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Klaiber joined AFL in 2017 and has since held a various of roles with increasing responsibility within the marketing department. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Bob Jones University, and her Master of Science (MS) in Marketing from Liberty University. Demonstrating her unwavering commitment to community service, Klaiber played a pivotal role in leading an employee fundraising campaign that successfully raised over $600,000. She is an active member and former chair of United Way of the Piedmont’s Young Leaders Advisory Board. She also received the 2021 Walter S. Montgomery Award for Young Leaders. This award recognizes individuals who display exceptional generosity, involvement and leadership in serving our human service organization and initiatives.

“We are ecstatic to see Katie recognized for her service and dedication. She truly embodies the spirit of community and leadership, and we are extremely proud of her,” explained Mary Ellen Grom, Executive Director of Customer Experience Solutions for AFL. “The common thread among all these outstanding individuals is their dedication to make our community a better place for future generations and making a positive difference in the world.”

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise, hyperscale and industrial markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications. 

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Nancy Rice
Public Relations Specialist, AFL