Kelly Stevelt

Chief Advancement Officer

Kelly Stevelt joined the Wex in April 2019 and serves as the center's Chief Advancement Officer and oversees all fundraising efforts. Prior to the Wex, she served as Director of Development and Affinity for the Columbus Metropolitan Library where she was liaison to the library’s 501(c)3 Foundation and 501(c)4 Friends of the Library. This job brought her back to Columbus from the Washington, DC area where she worked for the University of Maryland and the American Alliance of Museums.

A longtime Buckeye, Stevelt received both her Master of Arts degree in Arts Policy and Administration and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and economics from The Ohio State University before serving as the inaugural Manager and later Deputy Director of Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space, as well as a fundraiser for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. She also worked for the Jefferson Avenue Center early in her career and now proudly serves on their Board of Trustees. Kelly resides in Bexley, Ohio with her husband, Jesse Cantrell; their two daughters, Sloane and Claire; and their dogs, Napoleon and Ziva.