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In 2017 Jenny Vallimont followed her heart and opened Gökotta, a boutique consulting firm built to help others find meaningful ways to connect with their community. She combined her unique background in corporate real estate, construction, community engagement and public art to identify niche needs in the development community. Gökotta serves as a bridge between local creatives and institutional funding. The key to true placemaking is genuinely understanding the people and needs of the communities in which we operate. Bespoke. Thoughtful. Eccentric. Heartfelt. All words used to describe our work. And all true.
Penn State University
Received both her bachelor and master's of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University. She now realizes her academic background was preparing her to bridge the communication gap between business and social equity. Through her career, she moved from construction management to real estate development to environmental sustainability to corporate stewardship. The journey included stops with Walt Disney Imagineering, multiple national general contractors, the Bank of America sustainability team and developers Crosland and Crescent Communities. She loved every step along the way, but this is where she is meant to be.