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There’s one thing that Kinexus is not short on − that’s passion for helping our region be an outstanding place to live, work, and play. Hear directly from the changes agents themselves about why they wake up every morning excited to bring the Kinexus mission and vision to life.

Todd  Gustafson Chief Executive Officer Change Agent For:
Kinexus Leadership

Education:
Northern Michigan University - M.A.
Northern Michigan University - B.A.
Vienna, Austria - Study abroad

Previous Work Experience:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senator – Washington, D.C.
American Trucking Association – Washington, D.C.
Economic Development – Upper Peninsula, MI
Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves - Washington, D.C.

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Children especially his two sons service sports Vikings Liverpool Football Club soccer
Tom  Smith Chief Information Officer Change Agent For:
Kinexus Technology

Education:
Bethel College - B.S.
Ivy Tech College - A.S.
Holy Cross College - A.A.

Previous Work Experience:
Michiana Tech Response - Roseland, IN
Xplorer Motor Homes - Brown City, MI
Shasta Motor Homes - Elkhart, IN

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Boating (Boston Whaler) dogs Notre Dame sports skiing volunteering family golf
Kristin  Harrington Senior Director of Talent Enhancement, Director of Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Change Agent For:
Kinexus Workforce Development Division

Education:
Dominican University – M.S.Ed
Go Blue! University of Michigan – B.A.

Previous Work Experience:
Teach For America - Chicago’s South Side
Lighthouse Academies – Gary, IN
Schu’s Grill and Bar – St. Joseph, MI

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running her puppy zoey soccer great food reading and watching T.V. being with family and friends
Gwen  Wood Chief Operating Officer Change Agent For:
Kinexus Operations

Education:
Northern Michigan University - B.S.
Western Michigan University - Economic Developer Certification

Previous Work Experience:
Michigan Works! Job Force Board - Escanaba, MI
Mid Peninsula Medical Clinic - Escanaba, MI

contact Gwen
Traveling reading cooking watching movies U of M sporting events being with family and friends
Jamie  Quigno Director of Talent Resources Change Agent For:
Kinexus Human Resources

Education:
Lake Michigan College – A.A.
Siena Heights University – B.A.

Previous Work Experience:
Whirlpool - St. Joseph, MI

contact Jamie
Traveling with my husband Exercise Indulging in good food with great friends My puppy, Jett Athletics Trying new things
Josh  Cosner Vice President of Operations Change Agent For:
Kinexus Quality

Education:
Ohio University - B.B.A.
Burgundy School of Business - Dijon, France - Study Abroad
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Previous Work Experience:
BP Pipeline - Tulsa, OK
Ardent Health Services - Tulsa, OK
Optimum Decisions - Athens, OH
George Voinovich School - Athens, OH

contact Josh
Wife Tiffany and Puppy Molly Michigan Beer, Wine, and Spirits Classic Movies Continuous Improvement Family and Friends Sports

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    Ray Mays

    Business Development Highlight

    "I'm pleased and overwhelmed with the level of service that I received!" - Ray Mays, Owner, Ray's on the Green more >>

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    Marie Eisbrenner

    Workforce Development Highlight

    "Kinexus has sped up the hiring process for our organization, allowing us to focus on the many other challenges which we face in the ever-changing healthcare environment." - Marie Eisbrenner, CEO, Pride Care more >>

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    Bret Witkowski

    Community Development Highlight

    “Our goal was to get the deconstruction done the right way; Kinexus’ eager and active team did it how it should be done from start to finish.” – Bret Witkowski, Berrien Co. Treasurer more >>

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