Kellie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Minnesota, with a minor in German. She studied in Munich, Germany, and earned her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kellie joined UPS in 1991 as an International Account Executive and was promoted to Area Sales Manager in 1994. After multiple special assignments throughout the country, she was promoted to Director of Sales in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In 2003, she transferred to Ontario, California. In 2007, she relocated to the corporate office in Atlanta, GA as the Enterprise Growth Coordinator responsible for sales/marketing growth activities throughout the country. In 2010, Kellie returned to Southern California as the
Managing Director of Sales which included Southern California, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. In November of 2011, Kellie was promoted to Vice President of Retail Accounts in the West Region.
In July of 2012, Kellie accepted the assignment of Central Region Vice President Sales and relocated to Chicago. In April of 2013, Kellie accepted the assignment of West Region Vice President Sales and returned to California where she had responsibility for 25 states and over 1300 sales personnel. In September 2017, Kellie accepted the assignment of Vice President of Corporate Inside Sales, which included locations in Greenville, SC, San Antonio, TX, and Phoenix, AZ with 1200 Inside sales personnel. In September of 2018, Kellie accepted an early retirement option with UPS.
Currently, Kellie is on the Board for MARE (Marine Applied Research and Exploration) which provides data to states and federal government agencies to establish Marine Protected Areas. She is also on the Board of the National Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) for the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business (NAWRB). She continues to be active with the United Way of Orange County, specifically the Women’s Philanthropy Fund and WISEPlace, a shelter for unaccompanied women in Santa Ana, California.
Kellie is married, with two children and five grandchildren, and loves to be active outdoors. She enjoys being with friends and family all over the country.