After earning her Bachelor of Science at Eastern Illinois University, Kelly began her career at Credit Union 1 in 1998 as a Member Service Agent for the Charleston branch. She was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1999 and Branch Manager in 2004. In 2019, Kelly began managing the Rantoul branch in addition to the Charleston location.
She has served in a volunteer position at many area organizations including Board of Director positions at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, and The United Way of Coles County plus serviced as an officer for the Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, RW Boyle Chapter of Credit Unions, and Immanuel Lutheran Preschool.
Kelly loves being a sports mom to her 4 children and runs daily with her huskie.