Joseph Kenner

Joseph Kenner

President & CEO


Yonkers, NY USA

That’s the beauty of inclusive employment—you should be able to bring yourself to work. Everyone should have that equal opportunity to just say, ‘I can be whoever I can be,’ and not have to worry about that being an issue.


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Joseph Kenner


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born in New York and raised in New Jersey.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College in Massachusetts—I also studied politics, philosophy, and economics abroad at the University of Oxford in England.
After graduating, I went on to earn my MBA in financial management.
I started my career as an insurance underwriter and then moved on to risk management.
From there, I spent almost 10 years at PepsiCo, working with sales strategy, risk management, and capital markets.
I left Wall Street and corporate America to work in government—first as a senior advisor to the county executive and then as deputy commissioner of social services for Westchester County, New York.
During my time as deputy commissioner, I met my predecessor at Greyston and developed a relationship with him—when he needed a vice president of programs and partnerships, I applied and got the job.
After two years as vice president of programs and partnerships, I was appointed as president and CEO of Greyston.
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High School
Political Economy
Williams College
Financial Management
Pace University - Lubin School of Business
Interdisciplinary Aging & Health Care Management
University of Rochester Medical Center


President & CEO

I lead a bakery with an Open Hiring initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Open hiring won't work for our organization. We can't just hire anybody."