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Kendall Raymond (Central '08)

Kendall Raymond (Central '08)

Kendall Raymond is a 2008 graduate of Walled Lake Central HS. While at Central, she was involved in student government as president of the senior class, was a member of the ski team, and participated in the PALS program and DECA.

After graduating, Kendall attended DePaul University where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.  While in college, she was involved in student government and the Student Leadership Institute, had two internships, three study abroad experiences and volunteered on a micro-finance global brigade to Honduras.

After she completed her undergraduate degree, Kendall took a sales role at a Chicago based third-party logistics company. During her eight and a half years with the company, she moved from Sales to Learning & Development where she grew her career from a trainer to VP of Learning & Development. During that time, she was able to play a leadership role for four peak seasons and work on four merger and acquisition projects, including a four-month international assignment in Poland and the United Kingdom.

In January of 2020, she began the Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Notre Dame while working full time. Upon graduating cum laude in 2021, she had an overflowing amount of energy to build and create which led her to the next chapter of her career. In September, she landed at a high growth supply chain technology company based in downtown Chicago where she serves in a global role as the VP, Talent Attraction & Development. She is focused on building a best-in-class team member experience with her growing team focusing on attracting top talent, training & development, culture, DEI, and engagement.

Kendall Raymond as Walled Lake Northern Homecoming Queen

In her personal time, she enjoys attending concerts and musical theater performances, skiing, spending time with family, friends and her dog, Mikey, enjoying the many events, activities and restaurants in Chicago, and traveling both internally and domestically.  She has traveled to 23 countries since graduation and says experiencing new places, people, and cultures are the true joys in her life. She has also been a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, participated in the Habitat for Humanity Global Build program and organized a fundraiser for the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the onset of COVID.

While reflecting on her education at Walled Lake schools, Kendall said: “I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have gotten a best-in-class education at Walled Lake and beyond. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“There are too many influential teachers who shaped my heart and my mind for the better over the years to thank here. I would like to give a special shout out to the late Mr. Mike Lindstrom, Mrs. Kristin White and the best teacher in life, my mom, Brenda Raymond, who has been a teacher in the district for over 30 years.”

Kendall’s advice to students today is to make good choices, work hard, get involved and always be kind.