Welcome Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy has joined CISE as Director of High School Scholarship Programs. The High School Scholarship Program has grown in numbers and complexity and Mike’s skill set is a strong match for addressing this welcomed challenge. The financial management of the Program, formerly lead by Frances Dudley, who has moved on from CISE, will be overseen by Mike. Jessica Beck will grow in her role from Grade School Administrative Assistant to working with both the grade schools and high schools. 

More about Mike
Mike recently retired from Fifth Third Bank after more than 20 years serving in various leadership roles in the Wealth & Asset Management division, including leading the Bank’s investment management and trust businesses that serve not-for-profit entities and private and corporate foundations. Prior to Fifth Third, he served as Chief Financial Officer for PNC’s wealth management businesses in Pittsburgh. Mike started his career in finance at Ernst & Young in Philadelphia after graduating from St. Joseph’s University.

Mike has served on many non-profit boards of directors and committees during his career. He currently serves as chair of the board of St. Joseph Home (SJH) in Sharonville, which provides support systems for people with complex disabilities and their families. Prior to his time at SJH, he was a member of the board and finance committee of Bayley in Delhi, which provides a continuum of care for seniors.

Mike and his wife, Michelle, live in Pierce Township. They have two grown daughters (a doctor and a banker) and four grandchildren.