Kim Buckner Land
Kim Land is a native of Spartanburg and graduated magna cum laude in 1998 with an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina Honors College. While at Carolina, she was a leader on campus, serving as President of Delta Zeta sorority and being awarded the USC Outstanding Senior Award. She then completed her MBA at the Moore School of Business with a 4.0 GPA.
For 15 years, Kim served as Marketing Director for a group of New York Times properties in the North and South Carolina markets. In 2015, she put her experience in the marketing field to work in the classroom as a Senior Instructor of Marketing at the Johnson College of Business and Economics.
Kim enjoys all things marketing, but specializes in sales, sales training, branding, communications, customer service and advertising.
Kim has been recognized for her professional accomplishments, including the Distinguished Young Alumna Award from the Moore School of Business in 2016 and a national Direct Marketing News “40 Under 40” award in 2014. She was awarded the USC Upstate Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award in 2019 and was chosen as the 2021 USC Upstate Faculty Service Award winner.
Outside of the office, Kim is dedicated to serving her hometown. She has volunteered her time with numerous non-profit boards over the years and is currently a board member for SAFE Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition and the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. She has also chaired a United Way Investment Council.
Kim loves spending time with husband and daughter. She’s visited 19 countries including Russia, Norway and Monaco. Her favorite hobbies include genealogy, dancing and watching football.