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Karen Kelly has over 25 years of experience in developing and launching successful programs that bring RIAs together with unique and interesting fund managers for productive interactions via 1:1 due diligence meetings. 


Working as VP at Advanced Communications, Karen helped launch Sail America - the industry's first national trade association.  She led the multi million dollar association for many years as its Executive Director.  As head of Kelly Consulting LLC, Karen worked on business development and due diligence initiatives for various clients in the commercial marine, forestry and software industries.


Karen earned a BS degree in accounting from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and an active volunteer at Rosie's Place in Boston.


She enjoys spending time with her family, playing league tennis, reading, hiking and watching her daughter play college volleyball and her son play college basketball.