Rachel is drawn in her work to the messy middle—that space where clients have masses of information and partially developed ideas, but no clear path forward. This is where Rachel is at her best. Using her consensus-building and problem-solving skills, she adeptly sorts through the chaos, identifying common themes, clarifying goals, and piecing together shared, implementable visions. Whether she’s working on behalf of an organization, a program, or a community, Rachel thrills at helping clients find common ground, develop cohesive strategies, and collaboratively drive action.
As a principal at PSC, Rachel works with her partners to shape the company’s strategy, set policy, and make corporate decisions. She also leads the firm’s talent and economics team, which focuses on issues essential to the state’s prosperity, such as workforce development, entrepreneurship, and education. Her particular strengths in facilitation, program management, and marketing have resulted in the creation of numerous economic development strategies, community revitalization plans, and public/private partnerships centered on growth.
Rachel has spent her career working to make a better Michigan. In 2004, she founded Kuntzsch Solutions, a consulting firm focusing primarily on advancing community and economic development. Prior to that, she was part of the business development teams at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and NextEnergy.
A Little More…
Education: BS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University along with an Executive MPA degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
With PSC since: October 2016
PSC superpower: Connecting people and ideas
Favorite part of working at PSC: Helping affect critical policies that advance Michigan
Why Michigan? The seasons—so much to love in each one