Craig Kinley

Craig Kinley is the Founder of several startup companies focusing on Consulting- Economic Development (WiProwess), Education (Thin School) and Craft Beer/Hospitality (Growler Haus). He developed the strategic plan(s) and execution of both e-Merge @ the Garage an Anderson, SC public/private incubator program focused on industry partners in Health Care, IT Intelligence, Education and Culinary Arts and Tri-County Technical College’s INSPIRE LABs an entrepreneurial ecosystem program for local start up businesses. He is currently serving as Program Coordinator for a NSF ART Grant awarded to Clemson University to Advance Translational Research. Mr. Kinley spent 20 years in Wireless Telecommunications as Senior VP of Engineering & Network Operations for a Sprint Affiliate. His ability to evaluate a situation, focusing on the engagement with the client, developing and delivering a suite of solutions at all levels of an organization with value in improvement of effectiveness and efficiency. 

Mr. Kinley graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Telecommunications Planning and Development and received his M.J. from Loyola School of Law in Business Law. 

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