Who We Are

Kelly Dozier

Kelly Dozier

Senior Vice President, Chief Community Officer 

Experience & Education

After completing her double BS in Psychology and Communications for Business and MS in Interior Design from Florida State University, Kelly Simmons joined Mad Dog Construction in 1985. For 10 years, Kelly was the Design Director designing custom homes and serving as Project Manager on over 200 residential projects. She also created and headed up a renovations division at Mad Dog in the early 90's. In 1993, she began to manage the administrative end of the company and became a partner and Senior Vice President in 1995. Kelly is currently Co-owner and Chief Community Officer of Mad Dog Construction.

Kelly has extensive experience with client interactions in design and production of residential construction projects and over twenty years of experience managing Mad Dog Construction's administrative functions. Kelly purchased and renovated a 1960's building into a LEED gold certified property called Urbangreen as a learning lab in green construction methods for the Mad Dog team. This was done to allow Mad Dog to have first hand, local experience in the most current sustainable building methods. Kelly is committed to giving back to the community and has been involved with many local nonprofits and community efforts during her time at Mad Dog Construction.

Community Involvement

-LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, Chair since 2007

-Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Board Member since 2016

-Cultural Plan Review Committee, Chair 2013-2014

-Imagine Tallahassee Steering Committee 2013

-Zonta International, Member since 1999

-Big Bend Business Exchange, President in 2013

-Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls 2011--2013

-Friends of Mission San Luis, Board Member 2011-2015

-LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Board President 2007-2009 and 2017

-Village Square Founder

-Whole Child Leon, Vice Chair 2004-2007

-Community Foundation of North Florida, Board Member 2007-2013

-Lively Technical Center's School Advisory Council, Chair 1992-1993

-Tallahassee Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, President 1999-2000

-Leon County Representative on Workforce Development Board 1999-2001

 

Awards and Recognitions

Kelly Simmons Dozier was honored in 2010 as one of the 25 Women You Need to Know and the Oasis Center for Women and Girls Trailblazer. In 2008 Kelly received the Tallahassee Democrat's Volunteer of the Year Award in the Arts for her work supporting the arts and her other volunteer efforts for the community. In 2008 Kelly was also awarded the President's Call to Service Award for outstanding volunteer efforts by President George Bush. Kelly was most recently a Leader of the Year finalist in Leadership Tallahassee's awards.