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Advantage Kentucky Alliance names nonprofit veteran Sherry Mulkins client development Manager


Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) has announced the appointment of Sherry Mulkins new client development manager.

In the new role, Mulkins will work to cultivate and strengthen client relationships, track industry trends and opportunities, negotiate outreach to increase utilization of resources and keep manufacturing pipelines growing on behalf of AKA, Kentucky’s statewide not-for-profit representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MEP National Network.

Sherry Mulkins

Mulkins brings with her 18 years of experience in leadership of non-profits, including grant writing, budget development, program development, implementation, and operational and strategic planning. She excelled at growing membership, advocacy and helping local Kentucky companies increase business and expand. Mulkins previous positions include, President of World Trade Center Kentucky and the Executive Director at the St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce in Louisville, KY. She currently serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners foundation board as well as the Center for International Business and Training. Mulkins was recently recognized as Business First top 20 People to Know in Economic Development in the region, is a “Sweet 16” Leadership Kentucky Graduate, and an award finalist as a National Association of Women Business Owners Epic Advocate.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Advantage Kentucky Alliance team.” Mulkins said. “The World Trade Center Kentucky and Advantage Kentucky Alliance is a strong strategic partnership that relies on the services of each organization to promote growth in the manufacturing industry. I look forward to expanding that partnership.”

In her role prior to joining AKA, Mulkins increased awareness of global trade in Kentucky and assisted companies in growth through international business. She advanced educational platforms and trade advisory services, doubling the revenue brought in from these programs. Mulkins founded and led, eleVate, Kentucky’s first Women’s International Business Conference. She was instrumental in organizing international business missions in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet of Economic Development, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Distillers Association, and US Commercial Service.

“We are excited to have Sherry on board.” said Scott Broughton, Center Director of AKA “Her extensive experience, knowledge, and connections in the Kentucky manufacturing sector will enrich our growing team.”

From Advantage Kentucky Alliance


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