Creativity Conversations with Joe Kenner. Joe is President and CEO of Greyston, a non-profit social justice enterprise which addresses poverty and systemic inequities through Open Hiring and Pathmaking Programs that provide job readiness, life skills training and employment services in Yonkers, NY.

Joe's expertise is in purpose-driven business and building a more inclusive economy. He joined Greyston in 2018 as VP of Programs and Partnerships, responsible for directing Workforce Development and Community Wellness strategies and activities.

Joe's career began in underwriting for Chubb & Son, Inc.  then moved into insurance risk management as an analyst for Lehman Brothers, Inc. He subsequently worked with PepsiCo for nine years and held a variety of positions, including Treasury Manager and Sales Strategy Manager. In 2010, Joe fulfilled his desire to have an impact on public policy affecting the country's most disadvantaged and joined Westchester County as Senior Advisor for Government Operations. In 2014, Joe was appointed Deputy Commissioner in the county's Department of Social Services. He has the distinction of being the first African American elected as a Village Trustee in his community of Port Chester, NY where he also served as Deputy mayor from 2011 through 2012.

Joe can be reached through LinkedIn: www.https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-kenner-307a133/.

To find out more about Greyston, visit their website at www.Greyston.org.

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