Senior Manager, Governmental Relations and Business Development
Ms. Kelley Boree has more than 25 years’ experience developing innovative partnerships to create lasting professional and personal relationships. She has been in government relations since 2003, starting as a park development planner for the City of Jacksonville, FL. She advanced during her time at the City as a Division Chief and Director of Recreation and Community Services, leading a team responsible for one of the largest park systems in the nation and providing community and social services to a population greater than 1 million. With a profound understanding of the City, Kelley participated in continuity of operations planning; mitigation planning; and recovery efforts for the City since 2006. Her ability to develop relationships and convey operational direction to a diverse work force allowed Kelley to serve as the Operations Section Deputy Chief for the City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Operations Center during times of activation.
Kelley’s public service career also provided opportunities to serve as Director of FL Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands, overseeing Florida’s vast inventory of public lands; Director of FL Department of Management Services’ Division of Specialized Services, managing state contracts in excess of $150 million; and Director of Pasco County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Prior to Kelley’s government service career, she was the Director of Development for a national quick service restaurant, providing management consulting and franchise sales across the country.
Kelley’s passion to cultivate partnerships is evident in her progress-focused and results-driven leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
Extensive experience in project management, public affairs, and grant management at local and state level
10 years business development within the private sector to include management analysis to improve profitability
Innovation in public-private partnership development
Recognized as expert in green infrastructure creation and re-development