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Nonprofit CEO next in Keystone Speaker Series

Feb. 21, 2007

KALAMAZOO--A local leader in the nonprofit sector will share his thoughts on aging on Friday, Feb. 23, when the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series continues at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Jim Kneen, president and CEO of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, will give a talk titled "Older and Better" at 8 a.m. in the Dean's Conference Room in Schneider Hall, home of the Haworth College of Business.

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo is the region's largest and oldest not-for-profit senior living center, providing independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation services and Alzheimer's disease and dementia care services.

Kneen earned his bachelor's degree from Alma College and his master's in health care management from the University of Missouri. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a licensed nursing home administrator and active in various professional health care organizations. He has held leadership positions in hospitals, health care networks and long-term care organizations.

Kneen is currently a commissioner on the Kalamazoo City Planning Commission, president of the Kalamazoo County YMCA Board of Directors, president of the Park Club Board of Directors and a member of the Downtown Kalamazoo Rotary Club.

Kneen's address is the fifth presentation in the speaker series' seventh season. The series, sponsored by Kalamazoo-based Keystone Community Bank, offers community members, entrepreneurs, business leaders and other guests an opportunity to discuss important business issues. The free event is open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-5050. Parking is available in the nearby Fetzer Center parking lot.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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