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Account Development Manager

Kris Ridings

Account Development Manager 
Phone – 616-233-2589

Office Location: Grand Rapids Peter C. Cook Center

Coverage Area: West Michigan / Statewide

Kris Ridings joined the team at Davenport University in September 2014 in the role of Account Development Manager within the Institute for Professional Excellence.  Kris is responsible for connecting corporate clients to the unique and innovative programs Davenport is recognized for.  Utilizing the broad base of expertise available through the University, Kris works with clients to develop and deliver training programs focused on the skills needed for today’s professionals and leaders.

A native to Grand Rapids, Kris returned to Michigan in 2005 after spending a combined 15 years in Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.  Kris has several years of experience in professional development, most recently with Grand Rapids based Varnum Consulting.  She holds a BS in Education and Development from Michigan State University. 

Kris is engaged in the community, dedicating free time and expertise to several area non-profits.  When she can, Kris enjoys travel and the outdoors.