Kelly is a nationally recognized expert in leadership development who counts leading ventures within corporations and higher education institutions as the incubator for her one constant drive – her passion for developing others, their teams, and their organizations to grow forward. She is a parent of two teenaged neurodivergent boys, and her activism includes early childhood intervention, competitive wages, and transition to adulthood.
Kelly teaches and regularly consults in personal leadership development, team effectiveness, organizational development, strategy formulation and execution, and talent management. She is certified in several assessment tools, including The Birkman Method, and is pursuing her ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation.
Kelly has held Dean and CEO positions at four top global business schools, leading non-degree executive education at UVA Darden, UCLA Anderson, Washington University’s Olin Business School, and Washington University at Brookings and Emory University. She is the past chair of the board of UNICON, a global consortium of executive education organizations, and previously served on the board of ASCENT, an organization focused on the leadership development of multicultural women. Kelly was recently elected as an independent director at Kepner-Tregoe and is actively involved in several ed-tech firms serving the learning industry’s skilling and workforce development segments.