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Kelly Waters

Kelly Waters
Director, Power Connect

Kelly Waters is Co-founder and Managing Director of Waters Group Global, an international consultancy that has assisted dozens of organizations achieve strategic clarity, create an adaptive culture and prosper in a changing marketplace.

In Central Ohio she serves as the Director of Power Connect, a consortium of the electrical contracting industry that builds the infrastructure improvements and electrical technology developments vital to the region’s continued success. One of Power Connect’s primary objectives is to support economic growth and commercial development throughout the Region.

Kelly has over 25 years experience as a Chief Executive in business development, technology commercialization, and business expansion. As the CEO and President of a regionally focused economic development firm she was a primary driver behind the successful initiative to attract the semiconductor industry to Upstate New York. The effort has resulted in more than $10 billion dollars of manufacturing investment so far.

Kelly is a frequent speaker on the topics of business growth and organizational development. She is the recipient of the American Marketing Association, Capital Region Chapter, Marketer of the Year award and the Albany Chamber of Commerce Woman of Excellence award. She was selected as a Woman of Influence by the Capital Region Business Review, a publication of American City Business Journals.