Professional Expertise

    As both Managing Partner of KRW International and Research Practice Lead, Kelly brings over twenty-five years of executive experience, providing consulting and advisory services to boards, the C-suite, and learning and development. One of the principal field researchers for the seminal Return on Character project, Kelly is now focused on converting research insights into application — as well as sharing ROC broadly in the world.

    Select speaking engagements in EMEA and North America include the Berlin Aspen Institute, MIT Leadership Studies Graduate Program, Ethisphere London, Ecole Internationale de Geneve Character Programme, and Allianz Munich’s Global Women’s Leadership Forum, as well as upcoming events in the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia.


    Kelly began her career in finance and accounting as CFO of a large mental health clinic system and then president of a vocational rehabilitation services firm before joining KRW in 1991 as COO. Kelly and family have been posted with her husband, a US diplomat, to the UK, Romania, Jordan, Belgium, France, and Switzerland.

    • B.S. – International Business, Strayer University