Edwin K. Morris M.S., CKMP President and Founder
Mr. Morris is the president and founder of Pioneer Knowledge Services (PKS), a non-profit organization with a charitable purpose. PKS involves clients in customizing knowledge solutions and training to cultivate an organizational disposition and culture that values knowledge as a sustainable asset. He is also teaches as an adjunct instructor for Kent State University's School of Digital Sciences and in the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management graduate program, from which he earned his M.S. in 2012. His article, "Knowledge management and value creation within an organization: U.S. Army wartime operations relief in place" was published in the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin in 2011. He earned the Thomas J. Froehlich Award from Kent State in 2013 recognizing academic excellence and promise for leadership in the field of information architecture and knowledge management.
In 2016 Morris was selected by Kent State University's School of Library and information Sciences peers and faculty as the 2016 Alumnus of the year. This honor recognized Morris for his significant contribution to the knowledge management profession.
A disabled veteran, Morris was deployed to Iraq twice — as a sergeant in 2004 and then as a second lieutenant in 2005. In the years thereafter, he served as a contracted trainer, doctrine writer, lessons learned knowledge leader, and knowledge management lead for various government contractors serving Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Maxwell Kennady Treasurer
Kennady is a student at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is studying for a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management – Data Analytics Track. Most recently, Kennady returned to Washington, D.C., to work with NAAEE and other organizations on web and data analytics and technology development before moving to Pittsburgh.
Graduated summa cum laude from the Angelo State University Honors Program in San Angelo, Texas, in 2014 with a dual BBA in Management Information Systems and International Business. Kennady worked with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in Washington, D.C., as a project and technology coordinator.
Kennady joined the U.S. Peace Corps in 2015 and served in Mali and Benin, West Africa, for two years as a community economic development agent.
Kennady’s interest in knowledge management (KM) in nonprofits stems from an undergraduate experience serving on the board of directors of a local animal rescue. He completed his Honors thesis on the use of KM technology by a small nonprofit and is passionate about using technology to further social missions and improve nonprofit and public sector programs.