Kelli Dobner, 36

Chief Development Officer
Judson Center

Kelli DobnerKelli Dobner is the chief development officer at the Judson Center, a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. In two years with the agency, Dobner said she increased revenue by 150 percent to $2.6 million. She converted the culture of the 92-year-old center to focus on the impact it makes for more than 4,000 children and families it serves each year.  Dobner changed the team structure, inspiring a new culture of engagement across the agency with board, staff and the external community. She also rebranded the center and led the merger of the center and Child Safe Michigan, another Oakland County organization with similar services. Dobner was awarded the National Strategic Effectiveness Award from the American Diabetes Association for improving the association’s effectiveness in the community. She is involved with several organizations including the Detroit Economic Club's Career Readiness Academy – a six-month pilot program to help prepare high school students from southeast Michigan for successful careers after they complete high school or college.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and her master’s degree from Wayne State University.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.