Education Coordinator & Specialist
An organizational change evangelist and multi-faceted researcher, Keenan is the President of the Grenell Group, LLC, his family’s boutique management consulting firm. Keenan is CEO and a founding partner of Global Capital Group, LLC, an entrepreneurship and economic development consulting firm located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the firm has provided market research, analysis, and strategic planning for Fortune 500 companies, local governments, non-profits, small businesses, and institutions of higher learning.
Keenan is also the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Diversity Institute (MDI), a 2016 Small Business Administration (SBA) National Growth Accelerator Award winner. Through MDI, Keenan helps to prepare individuals from under-served communities to succeed in manufacturing careers and businesses.
Keenan has a diverse professional background including faculty and administration positions at highly ranked educational institutions as well as publications in books and academic journals predominantly in the areas of minority entrepreneurship and economic development, supplier diversity, wealth creation ecosystems, innovation, public administration, diversity in higher education, leadership, and management. Keenan also has served as an administrator and on the board of directors of several non-profits and foundations.
Keenan earned a BA in Political Science from Tougaloo College, a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. Keenan is Certified as a Strategic Research Team (SRT) Team Leader as part of the Economic Gardening Professional Certification through the Center for Economic Gardening in the Edward Lowe Foundation.