The Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN), the nonprofit organization supporting the redevelopment of the 107-acre former American Motors Corp. and Chrysler plant site in Kenosha, has named Kelly Armstrong as its first president.

Armstrong will build upon the work of Jerry Franke, who was named interim executive director last fall. Franke will continue to work with KIN as a consultant.

“Kelly’s dedication to serving the needs of residents, local entrepreneurs, and businesses aligns perfectly with KIN’s vision of creating a vibrant and collaborative community,” said Mark Fedyk, president and chief operating officer of Jockey International and vice president of the KIN Board. “Her outgoing, approachable and energetic personal style has been and will continue to be invaluable in developing corporate, community relationships. We look forward to working closely with her to realize our shared goals.”

Armstrong has more than 15 years of experience in economic development. She most recently served as the vice president of economic development for the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

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