April 2, 2013 – Today, Sleep Outfitters announced that its CEO Kim Brown Knopf will speak April 12 at the Global Scholars Senior Banquet for graduating students of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
“As an alumnus, I’m so honored to be asked to present to these University of Kentucky students, who will soon be moving on to start their careers in the international business world,” Knopf said. “I hope to bring my unique perspective, based on my experience as a successful leader in a competitive industry, to the students and stress the importance of leadership, professionalism and innovative thinking in any career.”
The Global Scholars program in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky is an international honors program that seeks to promote a global mindset. The banquet is a celebration of the students’ work and accomplishments as they prepare to graduate and move to the working world.
Knopf is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and started her career as a mattress sales associate. From there, she built her business, Innovative Mattress Solutions, as one of the first female entrepreneurs to enter the male-dominated mattress specialty industry in the early 1980s. Innovative Mattress Solutions is now the parent company of 150 Sleep Outfitters, Mattress King and Mattress Warehouse stores and continues to grow as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
About Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse, Mattress King and Innovative Mattress Solutions
The team at Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse and Mattress King, as part of the parent company Innovative Mattress Solutions based in Winfield, WV, believes a better night’s sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Their comfort and price promises help customers rest easy, knowing they have 120 days to make a change if they’re not comfortable sleeping in their new bed.
For sleep tips, lifestyle motivation, and to learn about specials, visit and like Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse and Mattress King on Facebook and follow Kim Knopf’s daughter, Karrie Knopf, at her Pillow Talk Blog. To learn more, visit their website.
Innovative Mattress Solutions operates nearly 150 sleep specialty retail mattress stores in six states, celebrating 30 years in business in 2013.