Elissa Kelly has over 20 years of corporate experience in Financial Services, and is currently an executive with a Fortune 100 Financial Services organization. Her leadership experience spans a variety of functional areas including Product, Business Development, Finance and Claims at companies including Nationwide, W.R. Berkley and Farmers. In both 2016 and 2020, Elissa was named one of Insurance Business America’s Elite Women, and in 2021, Elissa was named to the Insurance Business Global 100.
With a focus on shifting in the diversity of executive leadership workforces to be reflective of our communities, Elissa focuses at least half of her coaching on female, LGBTQ+, Black, and Latinx leaders. Elissa’s passion is helping others, and after years of coaching as an internal leader in organizations, and she extended her services to external clients in both the non-profit and for profit industries.
Elissa is passionate about community involvement and sits on the Board of the Valley of the Sun United Way, is a member of the Advisory Board for St. Vincent de Paul, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Arizona Women’s Leadership Forum.
Elissa has a M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, as well as a B.A. in Business from Arizona State University. She is currently earning her formal coaching certification through the Hudson Institute.
Elissa lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two elementary age children. In her limited spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, hiking and mountain biking.