Ron Kelly: Dinner and Career Conversation

AAP Connect Professional Development Series

Ron Kelly (M.R.P. '08) serves as director of impact strategy for Capital Impact Partners, a national community development financial institution based in Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for the organization's impact reporting and policy to practice work. In his previous work, Kelly led workforce and economic development strategy on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Initiatives in the Erie, Pennsylvania, and Knoxville, Tennessee, regions; led economic development research projects for the Arizona Commerce Authority, including a baseline assessment of the state's green economy and a study of the economic diversity of the state's aerospace and defense industry; managed a national technical assistance effort for state economic development agencies through the U.S. Treasury Department's State Small Business Credit Initiative; and successfully managed industry associations for economic and workforce development research professionals.

Kelly has regularly presented at national events, sponsored by organizations such as the American Planning Association, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, the National Association of Workforce Boards, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kelly has a master's degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University and a bachelor's in business management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dinner will be provided.