Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.

A Georgia native, Allie earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Georgia. She has worked in public policy for over 15 years, first as a lobbyist for UPS in Washington, D.C., then returning to Atlanta and founding Georgia Watch in 2002, which is the state’s only consumer watchdog organization.

 

In 2009, she left Georgia Watch to join former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard at the Georgia Conservancy as its senior vice president, and it was there that she met the Trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, who partnered with the Georgia Conservancy to do a feasibility study for the project that would become The Ray. She was recruited by the Trustees to help found The Ray in 2015, and now serves as its executive director.