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Research and Policy Director
Erin Kelley oversees the NWBC research portfolio, as well as monitors and tracks policy and legislation on Capitol Hill, in government agencies and among other partners in the business community.
Prior to joining NWBC, Ms. Kelley was a learning consultant with IBM, where she worked with private sector clients to deliver high quality training to end users. In the summer between years of her business degree, she was an intern at T. Rowe Price, performing workforce analysis on leadership and management diversity. Prior to her graduate education, Ms. Kelley was a financial health specialist at REACH Community Development in Portland, Oregon; she began her tenure at REACH as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She created a financial education program with courses to serve three different demographic populations. One of these was linked to an Individual Development Account program, helping REACH residents start their own businesses. She also partnered with MercyCorpsNW to expand resources and opportunities for microentrepreneurs.
Ms. Kelley holds a master of business administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a master of arts in international relations and international economics from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College.