Leadership
Barbara L. Kelly
The Institute for Workplace Equality

As the Director of The Institute, Ms. Kelly’s responsibilities include the continued provision of critical updates on federal contractor obligations and the expansion of The Institute’s programs and services to assist employers in complying with their legal workplace obligations. Ms. Kelly works closely with employer members as well as the Institute’s Co-founders, Counsel, the Advisory Board, and national Faculty. Ms. Kelly is also a Co-Chair of the Colorado ILG, as well as a Co-Chair for the Sponsorship Committee for ILG National Conferences. Ms. Kelly brings extensive experience and expertise in human resources and legal compliance matters to the Director position. Prior to joining The Institute, Ms. Kelly was an AVP and compliance consultant for Wells Fargo’s Regulatory Compliance Risk Management team. During her 21 years with Wells Fargo, Ms. Kelly also managed the Affirmative Action & EEO program, including related OFCCP audits and corporate management reviews, and held several HR positions, including an HR controls compliance consultant and an HR Generalist. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Denver with a M.S. in HR Strategic Management and HR Employment Relations; and a graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Sociology.