Kelly’s passion is delivering valuable experience design for business events, conferences and conventions. Prior to working with Minding Your Business, Kelly served for 15 years on staff at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) where she was most recently the Senior Vice President of Education and Events. At PCMA, Kelly led the innovation behind the Convening Leaders and Education Conference programs, focusing on the latest in learning environments, engaging content and dynamic experiences for all participants. Kelly is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and sits on the Convention Industry Council’s APEX Standards Committee.

A recognized industry thought leader, Kelly was named one of Successful Meeting Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry in July 2015 and in April 2016, was named to Smart Meeting Magazine’s Smart Women in Innovation list. In June 2016, Kelly will be inducted into the BizBash Chicago Hall of Fame.