Board Members

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan
FounderPresident

Kelley Castlin-Gacutan is the Founder & President of Kennrod.  “Dr. G” started her career as a classroom teacher and has served in multiple administrative roles including superintendent of schools and university director of teacher preparation programs.

Rick White
Education Planners, LLC
Vice President

Rick White is the Vice President of Kennrod. Rick is also the Executive Vice President of Education Planners, LLC and he most recently served as the Interim HR Director with Atlanta Public Schools (Atlanta, Georgia).

Michael German
U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Treasurer

Michael German is Kennrod’s Treasurer. Michael currently serves as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Georgia Field Office Director. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the delivery of HUD programs and services.

Alexandra Larson
Kennesaw State University
Secretary

Alexandra Larson serves as the Secretary for Kennrod. Alexandra is an Instructional Coach within the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, Georgia).

Mary Gordon
iHeart Media

Mary Gordon is the Vice President of Sales at iHeart Media/Tampa. Mary has a background in leading successful teams in her previous roles at WYAY/Atlanta and at IMG Sports Marketing, where she handled Georgia Tech’s Sponsorship Sales.

Laura Kowalchik
Urban Science

Laura Kowalchik is the Chief Financial Officer at Urban Science. She has a strong background in accounting and business solutions. Laura previously served as the VP and Chief Accounting Officer for the Kaydon Corporation.