Kendra provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the Catalyze team. She has a diverse professional background spanning the corporate and nonprofit sectors, including work with several start-up companies. Most recently, she spent eight years at General Mills and Target Corporation in various marketing, strategy and innovation roles. Kendra also worked at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce where she was involved in legislative policy advocacy and created a new statewide partnership program focused on improving the state’s economy and quality of life for all residents. College Possible’s mission resonates with Kendra because she has a passion for helping people realize their full potential. She also sits on the board of the Jeremiah Program, an organization that breaks the cycle of poverty for low-income single mothers and their children.
Kendra has a B.A. from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.