21NTC Session

An Intranet That Rocks! Introducing The Hub!


The Kresge Foundation has undergone a major overhaul of its intranet. The new intranet called “The Hub”, which resides on a SharePoint platform called Valo, launched in September of 2019. It has become a critical means of communication among staff especially during the pandemic and the social uprising. It is also a wealth of information for new staff and serves as an integration point for other systems, electronic forms and dashboards. This presentation will show how The Hub integrates with PowerBi, DocuSign, the Kresge Internet, Active Directory, Okta and several other systems used by the foundation. 

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • learn new and creative ideas on using your intranet to engage staff
  • learn how to connect data sources to the intranet
  • learn how to integrate workflow to obtain approvals and automate tasks

Target Audience

IT website and intranet developers




Wendye Mingo

Managing Director of IT

The Kresge Foundation

Wendye Mingo joined The Kresge Foundation in April of 2017 as the Managing Director of IT. Under her leadership, the foundation has completed a digital transformation of its technology stack with a cloud first approach. This includes moving all systems and services to the cloud, upgrading the network, migrating the phone system to a VOIP platform and modernizing the foundation’s intranet. She has also partnered with staff to implement new systems to support their business areas. Prior to her employment at Kresge, Wendye spent 17 years with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in both application and infrastructure management. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Computer Science and a PhD in Instructional Technology.

Jacob Graveldinger

Systems Administrator

The Kresge Foundation

Jacob Graveldinger joined The Kresge Foundation in 2018 as a systems administrator. He supports the foundation’s grants-management platform and general process improvements.

Previously, he served as a systems administrator at Thomson Reuters, where he was involved with general automation and cloud architecture on AWS.

A native of Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and has pursued certifications in Citrix, general information technology security practices, business communications, project management and cloud architecture.



March 23, 2021


11:00am – 11:30am