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Lily Brewer
Executive director of Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren

Lily Brewer serves as the Executive Director of Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, where she has been driving change in the workforce space for roughly 20 years and is directly responsible for the operations.


Lily joined the Kinexus Group team as a receptionist in 1998, moved to case manager in 2000, and management in 2004.  Brewer now oversees multiple programs, including Benton Harbor YouthBuild, Region Eight Offender Success, Adult Education and the Kinexus Bridge Academy. Additionally, she manages teams at the Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, and Paw Paw Service Centers.


She is passionate about improving the lives and making a difference for individuals in Southwest Michigan through exceptional customer service, enhanced service delivery and driving positive organizational outcomes.


Brewer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Bethel College.  In her free time, Lily enjoys physical fitness and watching her son play sports. She currently resides in Niles, Michigan but has called Southwest Michigan home for over 25 years.

"you may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

-Maya angelou