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September 04, 2019

Kinexus Group announced today that it will be hosting the premiere leadership development program, Leadership Accelerator, starting Fall 2019. The Program, previously hosted by the Strategic Leadership Council, has graduated 120 local leaders in the past four years.

“The opportunity to host and grow the Leadership Accelerator Program to reach more leaders in our region is one we take seriously,” said Todd Gustafson, President and CEO of Kinexus Group. “As we think of the future of our region and state, we know it requires good, prepared leaders to influence outcomes and inspires others.  Perhaps now more than ever, leadership development matters. The Leadership Accelerator program is all about developing leaders so they can grow and help our region and state prosper.”

Each year 35 local leaders, representing all sectors from across Berrien County, come together to go through the intensive 10-month leadership development program.  The Program focuses on self, career and community leadership development.

“What we hear from local businesses and organizations is that the region needs more leadership development opportunities for their employees and volunteers. Moving Leadership Accelerator to Kinexus Group allows us to continuously improve the Program with the required infrastructure to grow and expand into more learning opportunities,” said Camille Pierce, Advisory Council Chair for the community owned and led Leadership Accelerator Program. “Kinexus Group is committed to supporting the growth of this Program and to invest resources to create opportunities for leadership development in our region.  We are glad that Kinexus Group has agreed to take on this role and appreciate the roles that all of our community partners have played in making it a success.” 

 Nominations for the next Leadership Accelerator cohort are due by Friday, September 6. To fill out a nomination for you or someone you know, visit The next cohort begins on Friday, October 4. For more information, reach out to Donna Porter at

Any questions please contact Mary Morphey, Manager of Corporate Communications at 269.927.1064, x1143, or

Kinexus Group is an organization that invests its time and resources into inspiring positive economic change one individual, one business, and one community at a time. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @KinexusGroup or “like” us on Facebook @KinexusGroup.