Manager of Education and Illinois Main Street Coordinating Program
Kelly joined the National Main Street Center in 2016. As Manager of Education & Illinois Main Street Coordinating Program, Kelly works to deliver professional development content via the Main Street America Institute (MSAI) and educational offerings of the Main Street Now Conference. In addition, she coordinates training, technical service and communications for the amazing communities that comprise the Illinois Main Street program. Prior to the NMSC, Kelly worked at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which included implementing the school’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. Originally from northeast Ohio, Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Kenyon College and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from SAIC. Most recently, she completed the National Development Council’s Historic Real Estate Finance certification offered through MSAI.
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