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330 W. Main St.

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Kinexus Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OUR LEADERSHIP

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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Jake Gustafson, Chief Operations Officer
Jake Gustafson serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Kinexus, where he oversees the operations of Kinexus’ Talent, Business, Innovation, and Brand efforts in order to help strengthen the economy of Southwest Michigan...
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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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Erin Wright, Vice President of Human Resources
Erin Wright is the Vice President of Human Resources. 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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Al Pscholka, Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs
Al Pscholka joined Kinexus after serving as a member of the cabinet of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as the State Budget Director.  Prior to his service in the Governor’s office, Pscholka served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, including a term as the Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  He was a key legislative leader in the Michigan Comeback...
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Kristin Harrington, Executive Director, Youth solutions
Kristin Harrington is the Executive Director, where she has overall responsibility for Youth Solutions including Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG), the state-based affiliate of the National Jobs for America’s Graduates (“JAG”) organization. She is leading one of the most dynamic and effective youth programs in the state of Michigan aimed at ensuring Michigan’s young people graduate, gain employment, and begin down the pathway towards a meaningful career...
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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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Kim Thompson, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships &
Business Development
Kim Thompson joined Kinexus Group in 2019 to develop new business solutions.  As the leader of the incubation area of the organization, her role is to work with the Kinexus Group subsidiaries and their respective clients to understand unmet needs and how to solve for those needs within the scope of economic development, talent, and community.
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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...
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