Kelli Kelly currently serves as the Business Development & Strategy Director – Aviation / Transit for Kiewit. Her primary function is to develop client, community, and industry engagement strategies to drive and support the pursuit and delivery of key
infrastructure projects, with a focus on socio-economic equity and inclusion.
Her 16 years of industry experience includes a variety of roles, including proposal management, community outreach, business development, and diversity and inclusion strategy.
Kelli volunteers with several community organizations focused on education and economic development; and currently serves on numerous boards, including Denver Workforce Development Board, Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Colorado Chapter, and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado Contractor Academy. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.
Recognized among Denver Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under 40” and Engineering News Record’s “Top Twenty Under 40” in 2014, Kelli approaches all aspects of both her professional and personal life with passion and enthusiasm.
Kelli’s hobbies include fitness activities, shopping, and watching 80’s television reruns. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado and is the proud mom of 17- and 21-year old daughters.