Aylissa Kiely is head of communications for Center for Schools and Communities, a public-private partnership serving communities, youth, families and schools through consulting, advocacy, training and project management. She oversees public relations, marketing content and partnerships, and resource development for the Center and its initiatives, which include established and pilot programs, coalitions and networks with statewide and national reach.
Before joining the Center, Kiely was executive staff responsible for communications, marketing, advertising and sponsorship activities to promote internationally touring exhibits and performers; and oversaw member and partner engagement. She is well versed in partnership development, media valuation and buying. Kiely was also the grants and public support manager for a $20 million capital campaign, has broad fundraising experience and was production coordinator on a two-year special project for a fortune 500 company. She has deep commitment to environmental and conservation initiatives; and her career reflects an enduring engagement in community involvement, youth development and service.