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Leah Kinder promoted to Community Engagement Manager at Branch

January 30, 2024

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Kinder will lead the employee-owned company’s philanthropic strategies in Virginia and North Carolina.

Branch, one of the largest construction contractors in the mid-Atlantic, announces the promotion of Leah Kinder to Community Engagement Manager.

In the newly established role, Kinder will lead Branch’s philanthropic endeavors in communities across Virginia and North Carolina. Kinder will continue to build the company-wide charitable giving strategy and corporate citizenship.

“Giving back to the community has been embedded in our core values since Billy Branch founded our company in 1963,” said Branch chief executive officer Donald Graul. “Leah’s passion and unwavering commitment to serve our community make her the perfect ambassador for Branch.”

Kinder joined Branch in 2015 and has played a pivotal role in Branch Gives, the company’s charitable organization. “Leah has a relentless determination, strategic vision, and commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve,” Graul said. “Under her leadership, Branch Gives will expand its reach and influence across the regions where our employee-owners live and work.”

About Branch

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Branch touches all aspects of the built environment. As a full-service construction solutions partner, Branch is committed to exceptional performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

Branch has total revenues of over $500 million and a workforce of more than 1,000 employee-owners. Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Branch ensures every employee has a vested interest in its success. Visit or to learn more.