Genelle has devoted her career empowering others and advocating for women and children. She most recently spent three years as the Executive Director of the Marjaree Mason Center, Fresno County’s resource for shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. Kumpe’s dedicated and innovative work in this role earned state-wide recog-nition, receiving the Breakthrough Leader Award from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. Prior to joining the Marjaree Mason Center, Kumpe served as the As-sociate Director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 10 of the 15 years of her tenure at California State University, Fresno. She led more than a dozen pro-grams that promoted innovation and entrepreneurship nationally and internationally, and have been replicated in other regions. Kumpe received her bachelor’s degree in Busi-ness Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a certified entrepre-neurship teacher via the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
In addition to being a member of the Made for Them Board of Directors, Kumpe is a founding member of the La Visionaria Guild and current member in the La Feliz Guild, both of which are non-profit organizations whose mission is to engage in creative and innovate ways to raise funds, advocate for children, and promote goodwill for Valley Children’s Hospital. She has also served on the California’s State Leadership Team for the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. Throughout her career, she has opened and partnered in 3 businesses; balancing life as a wife, career mom, and entrepreneur.