Public Affairs at the State, Federal & International Levels
Public Affairs Management
Issues Management

Sheree Anne Kelly
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Council
Executive Director, Foundation for Public Affairs
202.787.5970 | email

Sheree Anne Kelly serves on the senior management team of the Public Affairs Council as chief public affairs expert and deputy for the organization. Sheree Anne directs the Council’s public affairs staff who are responsible for consulting, thought leadership and training on best practices and ethical considerations worldwide. In her role with the foundation, she manages operations and oversees its research agenda.

Sheree Anne is integrally involved in strategic planning for the association. A decade ago, she launched the international practice for the Public Affairs Council. Under Sheree Anne’s leadership, the Council opened its first international office in Brussels, which launched in 2013.

Her expertise includes best practices, trends and strategic planning for:
Global public affairs
Stakeholder engagement
Government relations
Issues management
Advocacy and political involvement
Corporate responsibility

Since joining the group 16 years ago, she’s counseled hundreds of corporate and association executives. She’s a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer, having delivered presentations across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Kelly worked in the government affairs department of the National Association of Home Builders and held positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in corporate relations and corporate development.

Sheree Anne serves as a Board member and Chair (2017 – 2018) of the Bucknell University Institute for Public Policy. She is a member of the Board of the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, as well as serving on the Board of the Washington Literacy Center.

Ms. Kelly holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Master in Government degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Bucknell University. Capitalizing on her passion for all things French, Sheree Anne studied at l’Universite Francois Rabelais in Tours.

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