Keith Kirkpatrick, President & CEO
has earned recognition as one of NWI's leading authorities on organizational leadership and entrepreneurship.
Along with his position of President of the KPM Group, he serves as the President & CEO for The South Shore Leadership Center.
Keith is a trusted coach and adviser to many businesses, not-for-profits and community leaders.
Hundreds of university students, community leaders, and business executives have credited him for enhancing their skills and helping them move toward their potential.
hosts a weekly show on Lakeshore Public Television focusing on key regional issues, events and people.
Keith was the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Innovative Leadership at Indiana University Northwest from 2000-07.
From 1992 through 2000, Keith served as founding Executive Director for the Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurship Academy, working closely with the Northwest Indiana Forum and Small Business Development Center before aiding in the start-up of the Porter County Community Foundation where he served as Executive Director.
has conducted hundreds of seminars in the areas of marketing, team building, customer service, leadership, supervision, strategic thinking, and motivation.
He has taught business classes at Indiana University Northwest and IVY Tech Community College, while serving as a guest lecturer at Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Purdue North Central and Calumet College.
Keith was recruited to make nine trips to Eastern Europe serving as visiting faculty for the MBA program at Belarus State University and presenting at several universities in Minsk.
He is a former faculty fellow at the Indiana University Tobias Leadership Center.