Kelli S
Kelli S

Autism Speaks

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Kelli Seely serves as Chief Marketing, Communications, and Development Officer, leading a team of  50 professionals responsible for Special Olympics’ global fundraising, communications marketing, and celebrity ambassador efforts. Seely has led campaigns that have substantially grown and diversified Special Olympics’ funding and marketing strategy. In 2018, the public launch of The Revolution is Inclusion marked the shift from being an organization for athletes to becoming an organization from athletes. The campaign has ignited a movement of inclusion in schools, healthcare, sport, and employment. Prior to joining Special Olympics in 2014, Seely served as the Sr. Vice President/Chief Development Officer of the United Service Organizations (USO) from 2008-2014, leading fundraising efforts to support America’s servicemen and women around the world. In addition to her positions in D.C., Seely made her mark on several organizations in California. As President and CEO of Make-a-Wish Foundation from 2004-2008, she led operations, fundraising, and marketing in Los Angeles County to support the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. From 1999-2004, Seely served as President and CEO of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce & Visitors & Conference Bureau where she continued to advance the city’s pristine tourism and hospitality brand while advocating on behalf of Beverly Hill’s business. Kelli resides in San Clemente, California with her dog, Maverick, and husband, Mike.  

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2014-Present Special Olympics International Chief Development Officer 2008-2014 United Service Organizations Chief Development Officer 2004-2008 President & CEO Make-A-Wish Foundation Los Angeles 1999-2004 President & CEO Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 1994-1999 President & CEO Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce & Conference Bureau



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