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Craig Kinley is the Founder of several startup companies focusing on energy transfer (WiProwess), Education/Economic Development (Thin School), Craft Beer Hospitality/Economic Development (Growler Haus/Grain Ideas) and more recently e-Merge @ the Garage an Anderson, SC public/private incubator program focused around industry partners in Health Care, IT Intelligence, Education and Culinary Arts. Mr. Kinley’s previous 20 years were spent in Wireless Telecommunications in the more recent role of Senior VP of Engineering & Network Operations for a Sprint Affiliate. His ability to evaluate a situation, focusing on the engagement with the client and developing a suite of solutions at all levels of an organization delivers value in improvement of effectiveness and efficiency.
Mr. Kinley graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Telecommunications Planning and Development and received his M.J. from Loyola School of Law in Business Law. He is married to his wife, Lori, they have two children, Chase & Cole and reside in the Historic District of Linley Park in Anderson, S.C.. He is a Fellow of the eighth class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.