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(November 20, 2023 4:05 PM ET) The Enterprise Group of Jackson today announced the selection of Keith Gillenwater as their new President/CEO.

Gillenwater most recently served as President/CEO of Grow Wabash County 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,” said 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 Tim Rogers who is retiring after nearly 12 years as Enterprise Group President/CEO. 

The Enterprise Group of Jackson is extremely happy to welcome Keith Gillenwater as the new President and CEO,” said 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.”

The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. is a private/public partnership organized to promote and coordinate economic development initiatives in Jackson County.  

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