George Kennedy


Meet George

What do you do at Mission?

As President and Sales Manager, I manage the business overall including admin and sales. I also handle a few key accounts. Sales is, and will always be, near and dear to my heart.

How did you end up in this field?

I am one of those people who grew up in the business. In high school and college, I worked for the manufacturer’s rep firm my father founded, PSI. I then began my official career at IBM until I returned to PSI for two years before starting Mission with my father in 1997.

What do you like to do outside of work?

As a father of four, I love spending time with my kids and watching them grow in their faith and careers. I enjoy music, sports, travel, and entertaining with my wife, Robyn. I have also had the privilege of working in several church and para church ministries.

What’s your favorite thing you’ve been a part of at Mission?

I love to see projects I have worked on all over the world. Any of my kids can tell you I’m known to point at a device and exclaim, “I have a chip in that!” Over thirty years into my career, it’s still fun to work with customers to leverage technology to fulfill a specific application. Recently, I had the opportunity to build a digital sign for a customer that helped completely transform their business model. Now that’s rewarding.

George’s Top 5 Clifton Strengths Themes: Adaptability | WOO | Positivity | Harmony | Belief

What’s the nerdiest thing about you? I sang in choir in middle school, high school, four years of college, and later at church.

Describe yourself in three fictional characters. Inspector Clouseau, Columbo, George Bailey

What was your childhood dream job? President of the United States

What’s your superpower? I think I can see the best in people. I try to encourage them to be the best they can be. In my heart, I try to see others as God actually views each person, with their gifts, abilities, and purpose.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I have a fictional alter ego named Taylor Bruce. He plays rhythm guitar in an obscure rock band called The Optimistics. We tour the greater Carver county area.