Mike Kennedy is president of Intermax Networks in Coeur d’Alene, a telecommunications company providing internet bandwidth, telephone, voice services and IT managed services to North Idaho, the Inland Northwest and beyond.
Mike is a small businessman, having entrepreneurial experience with several startups in his career. He also worked in politics and campaigns for former members of U.S. Congress Larry LaRocco and Walt Minnick, among others.
Mike’s public service includes two terms as an elected member of the Coeur d’Alene City Council, with the last two as president. He has served on the board of several community nonprofits over the years.
On a personal level, Mike was raised in New York, graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and moved to Idaho in 1991. Mike and his wife Kathleen (an Idaho native) have seven kids, who, between them, have attended most of Idaho’s public schools (K-12, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, North Idaho College, College of Western Idaho).
Mike is proud to be on the advisory board of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. He believes that in an era of polarized politics, it is critical to have fact-based, respected bipartisan voices in the public square. Mike considers himself a student of history and politics, and his respect for Senator McClure and the McClure family’s commitment to Idaho civics transcends political parties and individual issues.