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Kimberly Gaedeke

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About Me

  • Title: Member, Board of Directors
  • Industry / Profession: Industry/Profession: Managing Director, Opioid Research Institute, University of Michigan
  • Board and Committee Involvement: Committees Served On: Chair, Advocacy & Community Engagement Committee; Member, Development and Philanthropy Committee
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science

Kimberly Gaedeke

Member, Board of Directors

Previous Companies / Organizations

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  • Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
  • C&K Strategies
  • St. John Health System
  • Strategic Public Affairs
  • Strategic Federal Affairs
  • Michigan House of Representatives

Leadership Experience

  • Over 25 years of professional experience, having held various management, leadership and executive roles in the private and public sectors. Industries include higher education, start-up tech, state of Michigan executive and legislative branches, health care, and consultancy

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science/Public Policy - Western Michigan University

Key Skills

  • Leadership
  • Resourceful
  • Creative / Innovative
  • Critical Thinker / Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Strong attention to detail

Awards and Recognitions

  • State of Michigan Good Government Awards for each category in Leadership, Excellence, Teamwork, and Customer Service under two different Governors
  • Michigan Pharmacy PAC Good Public Health Policy Award
  • MICPA Chair’s Service Award

Philanthropy and Community Involvement

  • Have served on various state and national committees


  • Enjoy traveling and cooking
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