Jennifer Kluge

President & CEO

Jennifer Kluge is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) and its sister organizations, Michigan Business & Professional Association, now known as MichBusiness, and the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA). Jennifer is also the owner and publisher of Corp! Magazine.

Jennifer launched the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) in 2001, and with it the workplace engagement competition Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, which runs in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco/Bay Area, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Milwaukee, Atlanta, San Diego, Boston as well as the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. 

She has received much recognition throughout her career. In 2002, the Michigan Society of Association Executives honored Jennifer with the Emerging Leader Award. In 2003, she received the Small Business Achievement ATHENA Award for her dedication to the community, women’s issues, and growing small business and in 2007 she received the Innovator Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Detroit Chapter. She is also a two-time finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Great Lakes Central Region, sponsored by Ernst & Young, and was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” list in 2003, as well as the Michigan Chronicle’s Women’s Leadership In Action Award. Jennifer has also been featured as one of Florine Mark’s ReMARKable Women.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Michigan State University in Human Resources and an MBA from Loyola University in Strategic Planning and Marketing.

Community boards on which Jennifer serves:

  • Michigan State Board of Accountancy
  • Michigan Wellness Council
  • MiSBDC (Michigan Small Business Development Center) Board of Advisors
  • St. John Health Foundation Board of Advisors
  • Chair of the St. John Fund Development Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Dinner Planning Committee

Past Board Involvement:

  • New Detroit Board of Trustees
  • BCBSM Association Advisory Board

Boards Jennifer Oversees:

  • Women and Leadership in the Workplace Advisory Board—Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA)
  • 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For Advisory Boards
    • Detroit
    • Grand Rapids
    • Atlanta
    • Houston
    • Dallas
    • Milwaukee
    • San Francisco Bay area
    • National Board of Advisors
  • MichBusiness Board of Advisors
  • Corp! Magazine Board of Advisors
  • Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) Board of Advisors
  • Metro Detroit Youth Day Advisory Committee—MFBA