Kelley Francis serves as the Vice President of Corporate Relations at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Director of Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Center and Executive Director of the US DOTs Great Lakes Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center. Kelley is passionate about the intersection of education and entrepreneurship, as well as the advancement of educational and professional opportunities for every individual.
As the VP of Corporate Relations, Kelley is responsible for managing relationships with corporate partners, members, and community leaders and overseeing IHCC membership activities. Kelley has also successfully developed the Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Summer Youth Program, ENTERpreneur, working with high school students from the Chicago area.
Kelley grew up in the southwest suburbs and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Spanish and Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Kelley enjoys traveling, going to theatre and musical productions, and most especially, as a new mom, spending time with her family.