Kelly joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation as a Development Fellow in October 2014 and assumed the role of Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications in September 2016, followed by Marketing & Communications Manager in 2018. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kelly worked for the Carolina Hurricanes, as well as PMG Sports and CelebExperts in the New Business Development department. There, she developed sponsorships for U.S. Olympic athletes and various corporations. Kelly has developed plans for partnership and fundraising events for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The V Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication – Public Relations, and a minor in Hispanic Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.