[Photo of Kendra L. Shrode]

Kendra L. Shrode

Former Assistant to the President

Kendra L. Shrode was assistant to the president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy until November 30, 2015. She was employed with the Center since March 1992, having served as its office manager and later as its vice president for operations before assuming her current post in July 2000. In those capacities, she has supervised staff, project scheduling and financial record maintenance. She has also directed the Center's highly acclaimed annual high school debate workshop.

As assistant to the president, Shrode handled the president's scheduling, appointments and communications; served as a member of the Center's senior management steering team; and worked as a liaison between the president and the Center's board of directors and board of advisors.

Shrode graduated magna cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. She is a member of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society. Her prior work experience includes positions in corporate managing and marketing departments.

From Kendra L. Shrode

Looking Back

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton

The world has lost a true hero … more

The Story of a True Hero Spreads

Sir Nicholas Winton Feted by Holocaust Memorial Center. … more

Kendra Shrode — Mackinac Center Legacy Society

What the 4th of July Means to Me

Counting my blessings. … more

Summer Fun!

Nicholas Winton Still Touching Lives of Children

Michigan students get personal connection to WWII hero. … more

"Nicky's Family"

The inspiring story of Sir Nicholas Winton. … more

'Ring' in the New Year

A new year causes most folks to decide on their resolutions for the coming year. Rather than setting in stone resolutions, which will no doubt be broken by mid-January, I try to use this time to count the blessings I have received during the past year. Reflecting on all the good in my life is a humbling experience each and every time. … more