Kelly joined Texas 2036 as their Houston based Development Director after more than 5 years as Senior Principal at Lilly and Company. At Lilly and Company, Kelly managed budgets, fundraising, donor relations, and event planning for federal and statewide candidates in Texas and throughout the country. Working alongside top politicians and business leaders in America, Kelly’s skills in fundraising have been instrumental in some of the most competitive campaigns in the Nation. Before working at Lilly and Company, Kelly worked at the Texas State Capitol and spent time fundraising for other state political organizations and campaigns. With over ten years in the political field, Kelly is excited to be a part of the Texas 2036 team, where she can merge her passion for policy and fundraising in the effort to ensure Texas remains the best place to live. Kelly was raised in Montgomery, Texas and currently resides in Houston. She attended the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Political Science.