Kimberley M. Fischer-Kinne came to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in May 2013 as the event manager, where she is responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting Mackinac Center events including Issues & Ideas forums, the Center's upcoming 25th anniversary gala, ClubMid talks, the yearly High School Debate Workshops, staff events and more.
Fischer-Kinne comes to the Mackinac Center from Northwood University, where she spent almost 10 years; initially, as director of alumni relations and then promoted to director of career services in 2006. During her tenure at Northwood University, she worked to improve engagement and operational efficiencies within her departments. She managed and executed a number of alumni activities and awards events throughout the Midwest, implemented an online registration process for all career services events, developed the Northwood University Employer Partnership Program (NUEPP), raising over $17,000 in two years for program support and enhanced professional development opportunities for students and graduates. In 2012, she was the only staff or faculty member on the Michigan Campus honored with Northwood's "Innovation Award" for her work in developing and implementing the university's first Virtual Career Expo that incorporated students and graduates across all operating units.
In addition to her full-time role, she taught multiple sections of career development courses as an adjunct instructor for Northwood University and conducted several classroom presentations to university and area high school students on cover letter and resume writing, interviewing and professionalism.
Fischer-Kinne is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Midland and serves on the Leadership Midland Steering Committee. She volunteers her time with the Reality Stores, Mock Interview Day and other organizations in the community.
Fischer-Kinne earned her master of business administration degree from Central Michigan University and her bachelor of business administration from Northwood University.
She lives in the Midland area with her husband and rescue dog.