Kelley Buckentine is Program Manager of Innovation Initiatives for Opus Holding, L.L.C.

Kelley Keating Buckentine

Program Manager, Innovation Initiatives

Opus Holding, L.L.C.

As program manager of innovation initiatives, Kelley guides Opus’ innovation and continuous improvement strategy from development through tactical execution. She oversees Opus’ internal innovation team and leads various innovation groups and projects through to their execution. Additionally, she works to build innovation as part of Opus’ culture and facilitates training on innovation and continuous improvement.

Kelley has over 15 years of experience in leading continuous improvement and cultural change in a variety of industries and sizes of companies, from the largest privately held company in the world to fortune 500 public organizations, to a third generation family business. She has worked in multiple industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, service, construction, knowledge centers, business process and patient care. Kelley was instrumental in securing a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership training grant for Opus and administers and manages the training curriculum and opportunities that are the result of that grant.

Kelley holds a Master of Business Administration and Mini Master of Marketing from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in marketing and textiles/design from Minnesota State University. She is a charter member of Minnesota Change Management Network and a member of Lean Construction Institute and Manufacturer's Association. 

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