Mike Kenig

Mike Kenig

Workforce Development Advocate and Reformer

Prior to his retirement at the end of 2021, Mr. Kenig was the Vice Chairman of Holder Construction Company. Founded in 1960, Holder is a national commercial construction services firm that has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 contractors.

Mr. Kenig was a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Leaders United (BLU) for Workforce Partnerships and as a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Educated Workforce Council, led a local affiliate, GeorgiaBLU. BLU is a group within the National Skills Coalition comprised of employers from a range of industries across the nation who are concerned about our nation’s skills gap. BLU provides a common platform from which these diverse business leaders can jointly communicate to national policymakers, the press, and the American public about effective industry-based strategies.

Mr.Kenig served on the leadership of the Georgia HDCI (High Demand Career Initiative) Construction Industry Task Force. Additionally, he served on the Advisory Council of TradeFive (formerly Go Build Georgia), a campaign designed to educate young people on the value of learning a trade, dispel their misconceptions about the skilled trade industry and inspire them to consider building a career as a skilled tradesman.

Furthermore, Mr. Kenig has served in a leadership position in several components of the regional workforce development system including: the GaDOE CTAE Advisory Committee, Atlanta College & Career Academy, GaDOE School Counselors Advisory Council, CareerRise’s Leadership Council, WorkSource Atlanta (Local Workforce Investment Board), and NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research), the Associated General Contractors of GA. Mr.Kenig was a member of several Construction Industry Owners groups and has presented to numerous industry groups.

Mr. Kenig graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Construction Engineering and Management, and we were so very fortunate to have him on the CareerRise leadership council and board.