Following a successful career trading commodities on Wall Street, Kelley led institutional investments in the trust division at Fifth Third Bank before joining the Bartlett Wealth Management team in 1996.
Kelley serves as a guiding force for Bartlett clients and within the community, blending keen industry acumen with strong strategic problem-solving skills and a sincere interest in human wellbeing.
Under Kelley’s guidance, Bartlett has received more than a dozen national accolades – most recently, Bloomberg’s No. 2 Registered Investment Advisory Firm nationwide — and expanded provide wealth management services, distinctive of financial planning and investment management. Her expertise has been instrumental in developing Bartlett Fund Advantage strategies for both institutional and private clients.
As Bartlett’s first female President and CEO, Kelley has helped position the company for innovative, 21st-century leadership. Peripheral to her role as lead advisor for Bartlett’s Environment, Social, Governance investing strategy, Kelley has personally spearheaded a range of forward-thinking initiatives that include significant advances in technology, promoting a paperless office environment, implementing virtual desktops and creating Bartlett’s own cloud.
A creative thinker and roll-up-your-sleeves leaders, Kelley has mentored groups of young professional women at Bartlett, preparing them as future leaders for the firm and the community. Her perspective is frequently sought by organizations in the community focused on the arts, education, social service, charitable giving and financial literacy.
The Hammond, Indiana, native currently resides in Milford with her husband and two cats. Kelley is a mother and grandmother who spends her time outside of work watching basketball, gardening, cycling and playing piano.
“What motivates and inspires me most in my work is doing the right thing, being transparent and keeping our clients’ best interests at heart.”