Michael Kennedy, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Michael D. Kennedy

Nominating Committee, Advisory Board


Michael Kennedy is a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry International.  Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Kennedy owned a venture capital consulting firm where he advised a Southeast-based private equity fund. Before founding his own firm, he was a vice president in the corporate finance group at GE Capital Corporation. Earlier, he was a vice president at the Wachovia Corporation in the U.S. corporate group. Kennedy started his financial services career in investment management at J.P. Morgan & Company in New York. Mr. Kennedy earned a B.A. in History and Political Science with highest honors in 1979 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1985. Kennedy serves of the Alumni Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (ACRED), Campaign Steering Committee, Center for the Study of the American South External Advisory Board, and the Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council.

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