Ron Kitchens: On Leadership and Overcoming Adversity

Ron Kitchens, CEO of the economic consulting firm Southwest Michigan Firstjoins us for episode 34 of The Chris Craft Show. He and Chris talk about his personal story and journey into helping organizations grow jobs. He has spent the last 30+ years helping companies grow and spurring economic development.

Additionally, Kitchens explains the mission of Southwest Michigan First and his inspiration behind his new book Uniquely You (affiliate link).

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More about Ron Kitchens


Ron Kitchens is a husband, father, and CEO of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm, which includes Consultant Connect and the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund. Ron is also the author of Uniquely You (affiliate link)., an insightful book that helps leaders embrace leading in their unique, God-given way.


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