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Katherine Johnston Joins Mackinac Partners’ Business Intelligence Division

November 7, 2014

Intelliegnce Analyst Katherine Johnston

Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Johnston as an Intelligence Analyst in our Business Intelligence Division.

Katherine comes to Mackinac with a strong background in business intelligence, investigative research, psychology and business analysis. Prior to joining Mackinac Partners, Katherine served as an intern for the Coast Guard Investigative Service in Arlington, Virginia, assisting the Director on a project to establish operational standards across the Coast Guard’s security and police departments. Katherine continued to increase her experience with the Coast Guard after graduating from college, helping to develop extensive investigative policies and procedures for the agency.

Since joining Mackinac Partners, Katherine is piloting the Firm’s confidential background investigation process while assisting in developing intelligence assessments on behalf of Mackinac Partners clients and Private Equity partners. She has also actively monitored and provided daily intelligence briefing updates for clients, including a key international manufacturing firm facing a number of demanding geo-political dynamics.

Katherine received her BA in both Psychology and Business from Kalamazoo College and has earned certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to her work for the US Coast Guard, Katherine has provided investigative psychological support to a local investigations agency based in Western Michigan.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Katherine’s caliber join the Mackinac Partners team” Senior Managing Director and Business Intelligence Division President Greg Suhajda said. “She has had solid experience working within government agencies prior to joining us and we look forward to her growth as we help clients increase their corporate security and intelligence capabilities”.