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Ron Kelly

Director of Impact Strategy
Capital Impact Partners


Arlington, VA

Ron Kelly serves as Director of Impact Strategy for Capital Impact Partners, a national community development financial institution (CDFI) based in Arlington, VA. He has led strategic logic model development for all sectors in which the organization conducts lending (healthcare, education, inclusive food systems, affordable housing, cooperative development, and aging). In his previous work, Ron led workforce and economic development strategy on HUD Sustainable Communities Initiatives (in the Erie, PA and Knoxville, TN regions), led economic development research projects for the Arizona Commerce Authority (including a baseline assessment of the state’s green economy and a study of the economic diversity of the state’s aerospace and defense industry), managed a national technical assistance effort for state economic development agencies through the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative, and successfully managed industry associations for economic and workforce development research professionals. Ron currently serves on the DC Advisory Board for SEED SPOT. He holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelors in Business Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.