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DEI initiatives at KAI Enterprises, with Michael Kennedy, Jr. and Gyasi Haynes

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DEI initiatives at KAI Enterprises, with Michael Kennedy, Jr. and Gyasi Haynes

Michael Kennedy, Jr. and Gyasi Haynes of KAI Enterprises, St. Louis, describe their firm's effort to create a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


May 23, 2023

Michael Kennedy, Jr. and Gyasi Haynes of KAI Enterprises, St. Louis, describe their firm's effort to create a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—and how their own experiences as black men in the design and construction industry shaped that initiative.

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