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Dana Kelly

VP of Professional Development & Institutional Compliance, NASFAA

Dana Kelly currently serves as the vice president of professional development and institutional compliance for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). In this role she oversees all products and services assigned to the Training and Regulatory Assistance, Certification and Credentialing and meetings departments, supervises DC-based and remote training staff, manages the annual Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo, serves as the primary logistics manager for NASFAA's national conference, including session content, and oversees NASFAA’s corporate partner area. As a member of NASFAA's executive team, she is instrumental in ensuring NASFAA is working toward the vision, mission, and goals established by NASFAA's Board of Directors. Dana has over 30 years experience working within the financial aid community. Prior to working at NASFAA, she held positions at Nelnet Diversified Solutions as a national trainer, at Nelnet as a regional director, and at High Point University as the director of student financial planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science in justice and policy studies from Guilford College, a master's degree from University of Phoenix in organizational management, and master’s in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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