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Kristen Patzer

Director, Women's Business Center

Department: Cornerstone Alliance Team
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Phone: (269) 757-0206


Kristen Patzer joined the Cornerstone Alliance team in June 2020 as the Accounting Executive Associate, transitioned to the Manager of the Women’s Business Center (WBC), and now serves as Director of the WBC. Patzer’s responsibilities include counseling aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, developing and coordinating WBC programming, and assisting the finance division. Her communications, marketing and fiscal management skills create an advanced level of counseling and advisory services to assist area entrepreneurs.

Patzer is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Her career as a nonprofit administrator has spanned over two decades including Executive Director of the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph and General Manager of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago.

She enjoys participating in arts and cultural activities throughout Berrien County. She lives in Baroda with her partner Matt, and her daughter.