Kenosha, WI, January 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Jennifer Koeppendoerfer, Director of Finance and Administration at Xten Industries, Kenosha, has been named one of the Business Journal’s 2013 40-under-40 honorees. The almost two hundred and seventy 2013 candidates were nominated by their friends and colleagues. Winners were selected for the job successes they’ve achieved at a young age, plus their dedication to and involvement in community service.
As Xten’s acting CFO, Koppendoerfer holds the company’s highest ranking financial position, overseeing two separate manufacturing operations and some 230 employees. As a senior member of the company’s management team, she helped guide Xten’s 50% revenue growth in 2012 and spearheaded the acquisition of a competitor. Koeppendoerfer also serves as the company’s Director of Human Resources, adding to her financial management duties responsibility for such employee-centered activities as cross cultural training, English language classes and coordination of the company’s organic garden with the sponsoring Kenosha Public Schools.
She has also championed a series of Xten health initiatives, highlighted by the use of the Kenosha Visiting Nurses to teach employee health seminars, and by getting Xten employees to compete in the Corporate Cup “eating right” contest … all leading to a general expansion of healthier life style awareness among Xten employees.
Koppendoerfer is on the Board of Directors of Y-Link, a program sponsored by local Kenosha-area businesses aimed at keeping qualified young professionals working in and around the city. She is Chairperson of the Y-Link Networking Committee.
“There is a strong service-to-the-community culture at Xten,” said Matthew Davidson, Xten CEO. “Jen has always been a full-time participant, in addition to her many professional duties.” In the course of a normal year, she will be part of such activities as Cancer Walk, Toys for Tots, the Food Drive for the Shalom Center and the Dirty Girls Race. This year she will be adding Meals on Wheels deliveries to her schedule.
She is the mother of a son, 7, and a daughter, 5, and serves as Mentor to a Kenosha School System 3rd Grader. She is also working to complete her business management Bachelor’s degree in accounting this year, while serving as the “in-house” CFO for her husband’s contracting business.