ALMA 40th Anniversary Conference
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Mark Kennedy

Sustainable Transformations
CEO & Management Coach
S. Mark Kennedy, Ph.D. has held various technical leadership positions at DuPont for over 32 years in the areas of environmental sciences, global registration and regulatory affairs, toxicology, and analytical sciences working across agriculture, chemicals, materials, biologicals and pharmaceuticals.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Chemistry and Russian Language and Literature and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University.  He has studied Leadership through Financial Excellence through MIT Sloan business school and family therapy through EB Theological Seminary.
At DuPont Mark became well known for his team building, coaching and people engagement skills, his organization holding the highest possible employee engagement rating versus benchmark in the corporation.  He has led organizations through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spins, created high-functioning global teams, and led effective culture change.  He has also held an ERG leadership position to drive the value of diversity in the corporation.  At the end of 2018, he retired from DuPont to offer coaching and people engagement consulting more broadly.
Mark is a certified professional coach and has worked with individuals across many different industries. His company, Sustainable Transformations, provides:
  • individual professional, leadership and life coaching to enhance impact and creativity, clarify career direction and career planning, find meaning in work, manage career and life transitions, and improve workplace relationships,
  • problem solving and business consulting on employee engagement, effective organizational design, and navigating significant organization and culture change, and
  • workshops designed to transform organizational thinking.
In his free time, he volunteers as a peer counselor at the William Way Community Center in Center City Philadelphia and enjoys being father of his two adult sons.