Bona fides

Skills

I was co-chair of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee at Bainbridge Graduate Institute with Justin. I was not only impressed by Justin's tireless commitment, but his ability to bring the [...]
I remember Justin as being highly innovative, curious about new solutions, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. Justin was also a natural at creating a team atmosphere and instilled positive [...]
Justin brings remarkable enthusiasm to every project on which he works. It's always a delight to collaborate with him.
Green MBA, FOR HIRE - Social/Arts Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement, Public Transit & Millennials
Greater Detroit Area | Management Consulting
Summary

Objectives: (1) To design and support smarter social- and environment-positive organizations founded in creativity, community, conscious capitalism, and sound social networking and business practices. (2) To leave partners and clients more responsive, efficient, and impactful than when first found.

Justin Fenwick has expertise and experience in the following areas:

+ Alternative Commuter Transit Programs, Promotion, and Product Development
+ Social Media Marketing, Branding & User/Employee Training
+ Employee and Student Community Service & Partnerships
+ Business/Grant/Copywriting
+ Social/Environmental/Arts Entrepreneurship & Education
+ Strategic Planning
+ B2B Engagement
+ Professional Event/Conference Planning

Led 50+ trainings, served on local and state grant panels, is adept at event planning, and is a successful communicator with audiences on/offline sized from one-on-one to over 2,000.

Is start-up ready, having been an owner/founder of one of the first L3Cs in Michigan, Community Records, and is a trained professional volunteer, having served for two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA, among other projects. Both these roles battle-hardened Justin, both in the leadership and social justice trenches.

Hands-on experience with funding, loans, pitching for investment, and managing cash flow and capital. He has done writing, research, and case studies in academic, for-profit, and nonprofit settings.

At Nature’s Path, the report on stakeholder engagement was distributed amongst top managers. In addition, while at the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, he implemented an innovative business engagement program, a model that continues to be used today. From conferences to checkbooks, Justin continues to deliver exceptional results.

Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) has been named a Top Design School by Business Week, a Top 5 Green M.B.A. program by the Huffington Post & Fast Company, and ranked #1 by Net Impact for ethical and socially responsible leadership.

Experience
Business Transportation Coordinator (2012 - 2013)
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
Management Consulting

The Business Transportation Coordinator identifies strategies and implements programming to encourage and assist employees and students of Washtenaw County to commute by public transit, walking, bicycling, park & ride, carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, and other alternatives. Responsibilities included developing and implementing outreach, campaigns, activities and strategies to help determine the best transportation options.

+ Launched VanRide vanpool program, 35+ vanpools.
+ Established “Business Engagement Team” & outreach strategies.
+ Maintaining new partnerships with 7 of area’s top 25 employers.

Community Outreach Manager (2009 - 2012)
The Arts Alliance
Management Consulting

The Community Outreach Manager worked continuously with the extended arts community, including artists, arts managers, funders, and event planners. This diverse group was 200+ in its membership of individuals and organizations. Working in this role, the COM had many additional duties assigned to support this small not-for-profit.

+ Maintained online presences, promotional, and training efforts.
+ Planned networking series and annual conference for 180+, increasing attendance 44%.
+ Manage creative economy projects and proposals, a3arts.org and its 630+ profiles, edit e-newsletter for 2,300, & manage Google AdWords and website.

Business Strategy Officer, Co-Founder (2009 - 2011)
Community Records L3C
Management Consulting

Community Records L3C (CR L3C) is a social mission organization that builds community by bringing together diverse populations through music and music education. Over three years we reached over 1500 youth who have created over 50 songs as part of our uniquely accessible pop-up music education workshops, reaching charter and public schools increasingly absent of music education. L3C? A: wikipedia.org/wiki/L3C

+ Responsible for the overall administrative, financial, human resources and strategic management of the CRL3C.
+ Led fundraising appeal that raised $10,500.
+ Reached 20+ hours of weekly programming, employing/training 15 musicians.

Board President (2008 - 2009)
Community Records Foundation
Management Consulting

+ Led a stakeholder-inclusive and -empowering strategic planning process and ongoing board activities. Building community through music education.
+ Strategic Planning Committee Chair.

AmeriCorps*VISTA (2007 - 2009)
Michigan Campus Compact
Management Consulting

Michigan Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA members coordinate and provide service opportunities for college students addressing the needs of the community. MCC *VISTAS build relationships with community organizations linking the colleges and universities to the community. MCC *VISTAS provide leadership in the community and on campus promoting community involvement, service, and civic engagement.

+ Michigan Service Scholars: increased enrollment by 250% in 2007.
+ Established recruitment plan that brought in over 30 student leaders.
+ Maintained and presented on community partnerships.
+ Planned projects utilizing 1-150 volunteers.
+ Recruit, train, and coordinate student volunteers.
+ Provide leadership development, training, and reflection activities to volunteers.
+ Present to local businesses, community, and campus events on service opportunities.
+ Match community organizations with appropriate college or university resources, projects, or personnel.
+ Educate students and campuses about community needs and poverty-related issues.

Computer Lab Assistant Supervisor (2005 - 2007)
Kalamazoo College
Management Consulting
Professional Rescuer & Swim Instructor (2003 - 2006)
YMCA of Metro Detroit
Nonprofit, 5001-10,000 employees, Nonprofit Organization Management
Newspaper Subscription Telemarketer (2005 - 2005)
Times Ledger
Newspapers
Extern (2004 - 2004)
Manpower
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Staffing and Recruiting

Completed customer intake analysis.

Information Services Intern (2002 - 2002)
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Education Management

Cloned over 500 laptops for parent/student pick-up.

Skills & Expertise

Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Community Outreach, Leadership Development, Proposal Writing, Leadership, Training, Social Media, Research, Blogging, Management, Analysis, Recruiting, Business Strategy, Budgets, Human Resources, Volunteer Management, Nonprofits, Community Development, Program Development, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Sustainability, Community Organizing, Microsoft Office, Public Speaking, Grants, Public Transport, Transportation Demand Management, Alternative Transportation, Arts Administration, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Mapping, Public Relations, Event Planning

Languages
  • English
  • Chinese
Education
Bainbridge Graduate Institute (2008 - 2010)
M.B.A., Sustainable Business, Sustainable Community Economic Development
Activities and societies: Year-long consulting project for Natures Path Inc.: environmental metrics, stakeholder engagement, and waste systems. Diversity and Social Justice Committee Co-Chair School Mascot ­ Build community, keep community light-hearted

Management, leadership, consulting, intra/entrepreneurship and innovation; Financial, social, and environmental accounting.

Kalamazoo College (2003 - 2007)
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business, Chinese, Creative Writing
Activities and societies: NCAA Collegiate Athlete GLBTSO - Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Student Organization ASSQ - Answers for Students with Sexuality Questions
Capital Normal University (2005 - 2006)
, Chinese Language, Chinese Culture
Activities and societies: Intercultural Research Project: Observed local restaurant owner; Specific interest in modern history, social movements and unrest.
Recommendations

I was co-chair of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee at Bainbridge Graduate Institute with Justin. I was not only impressed by Justin's tireless commitment, but his ability to bring the right kind of levity to what can easily get to be heavy work. He brings creativity and compassion along with the critical analysis that is needed to be successful.

I remember Justin as being highly innovative, curious about new solutions, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. Justin was also a natural at creating a team atmosphere and instilled positive energy into everything I witnessed him touch. Any business would benefit from his creativity alone.

Justin brings remarkable enthusiasm to every project on which he works. It's always a delight to collaborate with him.