My name is Alex Kyhn and I am the Director of Operations at employU. When I moved to Florida from California in 2015, I knew I wanted to find a position within a company that had the same passion for helping people that I do, so I began the hunt that led me to finding employU. After speaking to Executive Director Keith Bourkney at a local job fair and hearing the vision and passion for what the organization was doing, I instantly knew that employU was the right place for me.
Shortly after that job fair, I was hired as a Job Coach for the Employment Services program in Volusia county, assisting adults with obtaining and maintaining gainful employment. I instantly fell in love with my new position, knowing each and every day I was making a positive difference in both the lives of our customers and the local community. As I continued to acquire more knowledge within our field and build stronger relationships with both our customers and business partners, I was elevated to the position of Employment Specialist. With this new role came new duties and responsibilities, but that affinity for our mission only grew stronger. The combination of this new position coupled with an even stronger desire to learn more about our field of work led to my pursuit and successful completion of a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management.
Upon completion of my Master’s degree, I was offered the position of Corporate Trainer, a newly created job title within employU. This new position would come with a different focus than those of my previous positions, turning attention to our staff members and helping to put them in position to achieve the highest level of success with our customers. I have since been promoted to Director of Operations. It is a role that I have a strong devotion to and I come to work each and every day excited and motivated to achieve our mission. We are truly changing lives and making our community stronger through the services we provide and I couldn’t be more proud to get to play a role in the positive impact we are enacting.