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FEI Chicago Chapter Spotlight - Diane Kelly


This newsletter feature highlights FEI Members and Sponsors doing great things.
Meet FEI Member Diane Kelly – Sharing Her Talent for the Greater Good!

When she is not serving as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Motivation Excellence, Diane Kelly is donating her time and her talents in many ways that serve others.

Diane has a strong belief in education, continual learning, and giving back to the community. She enjoys volunteering at numerous Non-Profit Organizations that support these beliefs. This includes organizations like the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club (NBGC) where she volunteers as their Treasurer and also serves on the Executive Board. The Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club is focused on enhancing the well-being and the untapped potential of its members and their families by providing a safe and supportive environment for developing lifelong values learned through teamwork, leadership development, and sportsmanship opportunities created through the club. In addition, Diane belongs to numerous professional associations and actively participates in several peer groups.

Through these affiliations, Diane gives back to the community by serving as a mentor, advocate, or volunteer in whatever capacity needed. The overarching theme all these groups have in common is they all provide an opportunity to learn and grow. And, in return Diane is able to experience the joy that comes from seeing the growth in each person and knowing that she made a difference.

Diane’s day job aligns with her personal values too. Motivation Excellence is a leading provider of engaging incentive programs and meetings/events/group travel that inspire extraordinary performance. Their core values of respect, integrity, trust, and exceeding expectations all speak to the larger goal of always remembering it’s about people. She has extensive experience in directing accounting, finance, and operations in diverse business models by providing hands-on management. Key elements of focus include financial analysis and planning, cash management, and systems development and implementation. She has built a solid reputation for upholding fiscal integrity, collaboratively working with all stakeholders, and forwarding innovative solutions. Business aside, Diane likes to inject fun into her life as an accountant at Motivation Excellence. She enjoys finding little joys outside of just balancing spreadsheets! She is active with the in-house events committee which plans frequent activities and gatherings to keep the culture at work fun-loving and collaborative. In her downtime, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family especially her two grandsons…and, of course, Go Hawks!

FEI Members are not short on awesomeness! Diane Kelly has shown us another reason to be proud of this great community of financial executives.

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