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Cody Kemp

EMBA ‘22
Class Year:
Vice President Employee Benefits, USI Insurance Services

Hometown: Dallas, TX  

What's something on your bucket list? 

I want to run the Eco Challenge in Fiji. 

What's your favorite place you've traveled to and why?  

Kenya. I have been going back and forth to Kenya for the last 10+ years and it is a beautiful country with a rich culture and Kenyans are so kind and hospitable you can't help but want to go back!  

Favorite family tradition: 

We all go to a cabin in the mountains every December to celebrate Christmas together. As the family has grown it has only gotten better with time.  

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

When I was discharged out of the Army, they had a ceremony for me to celebrate my achievements and I was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for my service.  

What did you want to be when you were small?  

I wanted to be a mountain climber. I saw a picture in a Guinness World Records book about a free solo climb and that stuck in my head.  

What is your latest book recommendation? 

“The Simple Path” to Wealth by JL Collins  

Your life story in one sentence: 

I have lived a simple life where I have consistently learned by failing forward time and time again.  

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta:  

Antico's Pizza 

My favorite comfort food or family recipe:  

My wife makes this poppy seed chicken casserole that is amazing. I request it way more than I should.  

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