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Jeannine Kunz

Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

Jeannine Kunz is the Chief Workforce Development Officer at SME, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening the manufacturing industry. A recognized expert in learning and development, Kunz is at the forefront of workforce management issues, providing forward-thinking learning and development solutions for companies, academia, and government.

Kunz is deeply knowledgeable about the challenges facing the manufacturing workforce and provides guidance on best practices for designing, developing, and implementing performance-based development strategies in today’s advanced manufacturing environments.

Kunz serves on several manufacturing boards and education councils, including the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee responsible for developing a study on Options for a National Plan for Smart Manufacturing Technology and Deployment to ensure U.S. competitiveness.

Crain’s Detroit Business recognized Kunz’s work when the publication selected her as one of its 2018 Notable Women in Manufacturing and one of its 2019 Notable Women in Education. Most recently, she received the 2023 Advanced Robotics Institutes Champion Award for going above and beyond to advocate for their mission to strengthen U.S. Manufacturing.