Beth Kinzer is an Associate Director at Herren Associates who brings strategic planning, change management, liaison capabilities, facilitation, training development, process and policy analysis to her teams. Beth has experience working with senior leadership to intentionally craft and revise, orders, policy, guidance, legislation and federal budgets so that they support strategically created, efficient and cost effective programs, and leverage authorities and assets for mutual interdepartmental success. She is conversant with implementing strategies to successfully address unfunded requirements and enjoys evaluating supporting processes to ensure optimal standardized execution and management.
Beth has experience with diverse programs and initiatives, from evaluating and planning fuel cell manufacturing, to setting up and designing internal departments and programs for an IT firm. Some of her clients and their stakeholders include non-profits, utility organizations, automobile manufacturers, railroad manufacturers, diverse original equipment manufacturers and distributers, the Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense(DoD) and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Beth’s experience with DoD includes work within programs that transition commercial products and manufacturing capabilities for use by military and commercialize military products to enable lower cost manufacturing. Beth adapted her process and policy knowledge from Defense manufacturing to enable transformation within Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Medical Readiness and Disability Evaluation.
Beth has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Organizational Development and a Certificate in Instructional Design/Human Performance Systems. Beth was the first contractor to complete Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Greenbelt training through the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and received her LSS Blackbelt training through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the Department of Commerce. For 19 years, Beth has also consulted and coached entrepreneurs, leaders, and people of all ages as they navigate through their start-up businesses, or make life and career transitions. She enjoys traveling, writing, composing and recording music.