Vice President of Workforce
Paul Kirk serves as the Vice President of Workforce at Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, where he leads the services that connect individuals of all ages to education, training, and employment.
Paul has extensive experience in government relations, team development, grant funding, and strategic planning. With a bachelor's degree from Bethel University, Paul excels in creating partnerships that result in community impact and sustainable funding models. As the CEO of Harbor Shores Consulting Group, LLC since 2009, he has secured millions of dollars in diverse funding and provided executive leadership training to non-profit organizations worldwide. His diverse background includes restructuring organizations, turnaround planning and implementation, championing major grants, creating significant private/public partnerships, resulting in multiple awards for community impact, and operational excellence.
In addition to his role at Harbor Shores, Paul's career highlights include successful leadership as Chief Program Officer at the Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska, Chief Business Officer Volunteers of America Oregon, and Director of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project at Habitat for Humanity. His commitment to affordable housing and community development has made a significant impact on organizations and communities alike. With core competencies in operations, government relations, and strategic planning, Paul continues to drive positive change and growth.
Paul enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife Kelly, three daughters and nine grandchildren.
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
- Alvin Toffler