Kim Opperman

Title: President, Founder
Company: Socks for Soldiers, Inc.
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States


  • Inspire Active Patriotism
  • Ohio State University
  • Socks for Soldiers, Inc.
  • “The Bagel Lady” designer of 37 flavored bagels


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Featured, Numerous Televisions Appearances, Specials (2009)
  • Nominated, “Women of Worth” Award, L’Oreal Paris (2008)
  • Finalist, Above and Beyond Award, Microsoft (2007)
  • Custom Created Military Yarn for Socks for Solders, Inc.
  • Creator, First McDonald Bagel Prototype
  • Endorsed, Vogue Knitting, Knitting Simple
  • Featured, Country Woman Magazine and Numerous Newspaper, Magazine Articles
  • Featured, Socks for Soldiers, Addicted to Sock Knitting
  • Gourmet Chef, baking for three United States Presidents and other people of notoriety
  • Inspirational Public Speaker, Inspiring Patriotic Service
  • Knitting Designer, prototype socks and cap pattern, Socks for Soldiers, Inc.
  • Published Author
  • Recipient, Above and Beyond Award, Microsoft
  • Recipient, Medal of Excellence Award, Ohio National Guard, Ohio Generals
  • Three First Place Winnings, Ohio’s Top Chef Competition Fundraiser

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