April Simpkins Biography: Age, height, husband, children, profession, net worth

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Young Cheslie Kryst with mother and stepdad
Young Cheslie Kryst with mother and stepdad

April Simpkins has lost the star on her family, Cheslie Kryst.

Kryst passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022. She died after jumping from a 60-story building at 350 W. 42nd Street in New York City. She was 30.

“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family statement said. “Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.”

“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague – we know her impact will live on,” it added.

April Simpkins Biography: Age, height, birthplace, nationality, parents, education

April Simpkins, who is believed to be in her 50s, is an African American Resource Officer. Simpkins, who stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters), competed in pageantry and was crowned Mrs. North Carolina US.

She is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Total HR, a human resource company in the United States.

April is a dually certified HR Professional with 30 years of executive-level Human Resources experience. Throughout her extensive HR consulting career, April has helped more than 1000 business owners in 15 different industries shape and develop their workforces.

Her experience and expertise, coupled with her continued study of Human Resources trends, has made her a trusted advisor for many in the business community. She’s been a requested presenter and guest speaker for organizations that include Harvard Business School, Winthrop University, The Citadel, EEOC, and The City of Charleston, to name a few.

What is April Simpkins known for?

April is a board member for both the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the SC Small Business Development Centers. She is on the HR Advisory Board for Winthrop University, where she is helping to design the human resources undergraduate and postgraduate degree curriculum and programs. April also held the position of Diversity Director for SCSHRM from 2018-2020.

She has been recognized with several awards and honors for her business acuity.

Her awards include: the 2020 Women In Business Achievement Award from the Charlotte Business Journal, the 2018 Fort Mill/ Tega Cay Business Person of The Year Award from the YCRC, the Movers & Shaker Award given by Business Leader Magazine and, in 2016, April was named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times.

April Simpkins husband

She is currently married to Joe Simpkins. Mr. Simpkins is a fellow South Carolina Gamecock. The couple have been married for years.

Who is April Simpkins’ ex-husband?

April Simpkins was married to Mr. Kryst, who is a former bodybuilder.

In 2020, Cheslie Kryst disclosed how much her father, Mr. Kryst, inspired her and told her endless stories about his bodybuilding days in a video posted on Fathers Day.

“Today is a special day to show appreciation to all the fathers and father figures who have made our lives special,” Kryst disclosed.

“My dad introduced me to athletics. He took my siblings and I to the track every weekend when we were young when we didn’t want to. And he told us endless stories of his body-building days,” she added.

Sadly, April and Mr. Kryst divorced when Cheslie was young.

April Simpkins children

April Simpkins gave birth to five children. They are four boys; Asa, Chandler, Jet, and Brooklyn, and a girl, Page.

April Simpkins net worth

April Simpkins has an estimated net worth of $2million. Her earnings come from her numerous human resource consultations and speeches.

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