Kelly has won numerous awards as a business and marketing executive. She was a Senior Vice President for The RLJ Companies, working with BET Founder Bob Johnson, as well as Director, Diversity Recruiting and Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. In these roles, she led strategic planning, recruiting and branding initiatives to attract a diverse talent pool for employment opportunities. Under Kelly’s leadership, Microsoft’s www.youatmicrosoft.com won the coveted global “Webby” for Best Employment Website, and the function won the ERE award for Best Diversity Recruiting Program. She has an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.