About US | Columbus Chamber Foundation
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce Foundation has a mission to improve the economic well-being of under-served individuals through enhanced access to workforce development programming and employment opportunities. Additionally, our goal is to create greater opportunities for the Columbus Region’s talent and workforce through job readiness and preparation for the critical roles that will help our region thrive.
Simply stated, we know that a job equates to financial stability and wealth building for Central Ohio families. And we also know that the business community does not always employ some of our more marginalized communities. This underutilization often stems from a lack of awareness, understanding, and the best ways to connect and reach those with barriers to gainful employment.
Our goal is to connect identified potential pipelines to employers through facilitating connections and events that bring job seekers together with HR decision-makers.
Workforce Development Director
Kelly Fuller loves to help people discover and develop their gifts, and as the Columbus Chamber Foundation’s workforce director, she gets to do just that. Her entire career has existed in the workforce development space, beginning at Discover Card in 1986. Now with the Columbus Chamber Foundation, Kelly works to serve the workforce and economic development needs of its membership and the greater Columbus community.
Kelly is a graduate of Miami University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Outside of the office, she is an avid runner, a published poet, and mother to her two children. No matter where you might run into Kelly, one thing is certain; she is dedicated to supporting your business to find candidates who will make a difference for your bottom line.