Executive Director - Elizabeth Bernhard
Elizabeth Bernhard is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance. With a life-long passion for partnership engagement and service to others, Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors ranging from higher education to business development and executive coaching. She has a Master of Arts in Communication from Western Michigan University and was honored as an “All-University Scholar” in 2009.
Business Development Manager - Ted Valley
Ted joined Manufacturing Growth Alliance in 2023, where he serves as the Business Development Manager and helps Michigan's small to medium sized manufacturers grow. Prior to working at MGA, he was an Education Consultant with Alerus Retirement Benefits, where he traveled the continental United States teaching people about their retirement accounts. Prior to that, he owned a consulting and event company.
Chief People Officer - Erin Wright
Erin Wright is the Chief People Officer. She joined the team in June 2018 and has focused on our People strategy. Erin spearheads our initiatives to create a fun, engaging environment where employees have the best possible tools, perks, and benefits.
Chief Information Officer - Josh Cosner
Josh Cosner is the Chief Information Officer. He joined the team in 2010 and focuses on leading the technology, data, and strategy efforts within Kinexus Group. Josh’s primary responsibilities are to reduce the risk for the organization by protecting data, information, and users, as well as to provide access to robust tools, resources, and customer service so that Kinexus Group and its subsidiaries can achieve community impact.
Chief Marketing Officer - Mary Morphey
Mary Morphey is the Chief Marketing Officer. In her seven years at Kinexus Group, she has built and led strategic communications strategies for a family of organizations, startups, and nonprofit organizations. She has a played a pivotal role in establishing, developing and executing communications plans that achieve business goals and objectives through written, visual, digital and earned media.