Kelly O'Brien

Class of 1989
Kelly O’Brien’s career has spanned the public and private sector, including service as a Palos Hills City alderman, a presidential appointment to the U.S. Department of Commerce as director of Public Affairs for Economic Development, and Deputy Director for the County Executives of America in Washington D.C. O’Brien is an attorney and current president and CEO of the Alliance for Regional Development and executive director of the Chicago Central Area Committee, responsible for convening leaders from government, academia and the private sector to identify initiatives to move forward the Tri-State Chicago Metropolitan area. O’Brien continues to volunteer her time in the community and received the International St. Vincent De Paul Vincentian Charism Award for public service.