OUR LEADERSHIP

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Todd Gustafson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Todd serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinexus, where he has been driving their repositioning into a nationally recognized community development organization since 2005.  His leadership has transformed Kinexus into a multi-million dollar statewide asset that integrates workforce, economic and community development into a family of organizations.  Their innovative solutions to some of the most pressing problems earned them recognition by such organizations as the NonProfit Times, MiBiz Magazine, and Crain’s Detroit Business. Under Todd’s leadership, the NonProfit Times ranked Kinexus the 28th Best Nonprofit to work for in the nation...

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Orrin Bailey, Chief financial Officer

Orrin Bailey is the Chief Financial Officer at Kinexus. Orrin Bailey joined the Kinexus team as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2017. Prior to Kinexus, Orrin served as the CEO of the UPWARD Talent Council – the Michigan Works! for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for two years and CEO of The Job Force Board/Six County Employment Alliance for 22 years...

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Josh Cosner, Chief Information Officer

Josh Cosner is the Chief Information Officer.  He joined the team in 2010 and focuses on leading the technology, data, and strategy efforts within Kinexus Group. Josh’s primary responsibilities are to reduce the risk for the organization by protecting data, information, and users, as well as to provide access to robust tools, resources, and customer service so that Kinexus Group and its subsidiaries can achieve community impact...

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Jennifer Deamud, Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer M. Deamud is the Chief Operations Officers of Kinexus Group. Deamud is an accomplished authentic and humble executive with over twenty years’ experience leading teams, establishing strategic direction and achieving operational excellence.

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Erin Wright, Chief People Officer

Erin Wright is the Chief People Officer. She joined the team in June 2018 and has focused on our People strategy. Erin spearheads our initiatives to create a fun, engaging environment where employees have the best possible tools, perks, and benefits...

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MOLLIE WALLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, YOUTH SOLUTIONS

Mollie Waller has had a life-long passion for storytelling and service to others. From her first job driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to her current role leading Youth Solutions, she has successfully integrated her passions into her career.  She spent 16 years working for America’s dairy farmers building consumer’s adoration of dairy foods and dairy farmers. Book ending this experience she’s led non-profit fund development, communications, event management and corporate marketing functions.

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zACHARY mORRIS, executive dIRECTOR, mARKET vAN bUREN

Zachary Morris, EDFP, is the Executive Director for Market Van Buren. In his role, Zach leads attraction, expansion and retention of county businesses and supports the planned growth of county communities...

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Elizabeth Bernhard, executive dIRECTOR, Manufacturing growth alliance

Elizabeth Bernhard is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance. With a life-long passion for partnership engagement and service to others, Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors ranging from higher education to business development and executive coaching...

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Gillian Korfmacher, Director of Risk Management at Kinexus Group

 

Gillian Korfmacher serves as the Director of Risk Management at Kinexus Group, where she has been driving change in the workforce space for roughly 10 years and is directly responsible for the ensuring compliance among multiple subsidiary organizations

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