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Kelly Stec

Project Manager

Kelly Stec is a project manager at R2P Consulting. She comes to the firm from the Michigan State Senate, where she served as Chief of Staff to Senator Kevin Hertel. Kelly graduated with degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology from Michigan State University and has previously worked in the Center for Healthy Communities at the Michigan Public Health Institute, as the inaugural Advocacy Director at the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, and as a Legislative Director in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Through these roles, Kelly has developed a dual focus on policy creation and implementation, continuously evaluating their work through the lenses of inclusion, equity, and justice. Kelly constantly seeks new information, particularly in the fields of public policy, public health, early childhood education, gender and sexuality, and violence prevention. A community organizer at heart, she is well-versed in meeting planning and facilitation, team development, timeline creation and management, project administration, event management, and relationship building. 

In addition to her professional work, Kelly has held several elected and appointed roles, including serving on the boards of MOASH, AFT-MI, the LGBTQ+ Council of Downriver, and the Wyandotte Planning Commission. In 2021, they founded a network of local nonprofits that work together in service of mutual aid for residents. Kelly is the vice president of her local Jaycees chapter and serves as Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Wyandotte, where she lives with her partner and their rabbit, August. When she is not creating solutions for clients or her community, Kelly can be found developing cookie recipes and exploring every corner of her home state.

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