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The Enterprise Group of Jackson Appoints Keith Gillenwater as President/CEO

The Enterprise Group of Jackson officially appointed Keith Gillenwater as their new President/CEO.

Gillenwater brings extensive experience with him to his new role, most recently holding the title of President/CEO of Grow Wabash County located in Wabash, Indiana. Gillenwater's education includes a master's degree in public administration (MPA), along with a certification in economic development (CEcD).

"I am excited to lead the Enterprise Group of Jackson County and help spearhead the economic growth and development of Jackson County and all of its communities," stated Keith Gillenwater. “Jackson County is full of potential. The support for business development in the community through various programs is overwhelming, and I cannot wait to guide organizations of all sizes to economic success and to show them why Jackson County is a great location for their business endeavors."

Gillenwater will replace retiring President/CEO Tim Rogers and report to a board of directors, which consists of representation from various Jackson-based organizations. The board is led by the Chair, Tim Sparks.

"The Enterprise Group of Jackson is extremely happy to welcome Keith Gillenwater as the new President and CEO," stated Tim Sparks, chairman of the Enterprise Group of Jackson Board of Directors and Vice President at Consumers Energy. "Gillenwater’s talents and sense of community will help propel the Enterprise Group forward with new opportunities to grow Jackson County. He was selected from a nationwide search to replace Tim Rogers, the current Enterprise Group President & CEO, who will be retiring next year. Tim has created a great foundation of economic development work in the Jackson community, and we look forward to Keith building off those efforts in the years to come.”

About the Enterprise Group of Jackson
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. (EG) was established in 1997 to lead business recruitment and retention in Jackson County. The EG is a private/public partnership organized to promote and coordinate economic development initiatives and create wealth within Jackson County. The Enterprise Group of Jackson provides a one-stop resource to achieve solutions and coordinate business and manufacturing capabilities to promote prosperity, strengthen the economy, stimulate job creation, and support business retention and growth.