“I have known Kathleen for over 30 years. I worked directly with her in numerous capacities at the highest levels of the MEDC. She was selected to manage and coordinate: MEDC Executive Committee and Corporate board packets and meetings, MEDC’s annual strategy and program for partner and corporate relations and the CEO’s outreach to partners, and special projects on behalf of the CEO, including partner surveys, and corporation memberships. The experience and skills Kathleen has honed over her career will help any business or organization seeking to streamline its operations, resolve its challenges, and grow.”
Chief Operating Officer, Business Leaders for Michigan
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Kathleen for over 20 years, and I continue to be impressed with her commitment to entrepreneurship and business development. As a result of her highly regarded work through the State of Michigan and Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce, I have personally witnessed her providing services and resources to thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs within the State of Michigan.
Having served as President and CEO of the Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute for nearly 20 years, I can state without hesitation that Kathleen has exceptional professional skills in the areas of organizational management, program design, employee development and supervision, fiscal management, fund development, and communication skills. She did an outstanding job as Manager of the State of Michigan’s Office of Women Business Owners, which resulted in the growth of women and minority entrepreneurs throughout the State.”
President, McClelland & Associates