simpleQuE Consulting Team Member - Shirley Kennedy

Shirley Kennedy

Marketing & Training Services Manager

Shirley joined simpleQuE in 2014 as program manager and currently holds the position of Marketing and Training Services Manager. She coordinates all of the resource and development needs related to training services. In addition, she develops strategic marketing and communications that align with simpleQuE’s goals. She produces the monthly newsletter and oversees social media to share information about current quality management and industry news across a variety of platforms.

Work Experience

Shirley’s professional expertise has focused on the areas of marketing, project management, communications and business development. She is entrepreneurial and innovative with excellent planning, organizational and supervisory skills evolved while in management positions for more than 18 years.

In addition, she worked for two institutions of higher education – Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, Florida. Shirley began at EFSC as Marketing Manager – supporting enrollment initiatives by developing and coordinating college-wide marketing and media programs, materials and strategies. She later joined the college’s Foundation as Development and Communications Manager where she raised funds for student scholarships through donations, memberships and sponsorships.

Shirley continued in fundraising at Brevard Zoo where she developed and stewarded relationships with local businesses to procure sponsorships, grant funding and donations for the Zoo’s programs and animals. She continues to support the zoo, and through her experiences has learned the importance of cultivating meaningful corporate and community partnerships, as well as providing exceptional customer service and support.

Certificates and Training

Project Management Training – Project Management Institute

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in psychology and major in marketing – Ohio University
International School of Bangkok, Thailand