Kelly Lockwood Primus

Expert on Leadership, The Missing 33%, and The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get

Kelly Lockwood Primus was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Leading NOW in December of 2020, after successfully transitioning the merger of Leading Women into Leading NOW's stable of brands. Prior to this appointment, Kelly was CEO & President for Leading Women and was with the organization since 2013 overseeing the day to day operations, business development, client relationship management and client partners to identify solutions to help them reach their global diversity goals.

Prior to joining Leading Women in 2013, Kelly was a member of the executive team for WFF, a national non-profit women’s leadership organization. As Vice President for Marketing & Communications, Kelly was instrumental in returning the organization to prominence in the foodservice industry as the authority for women’s leadership development, and drove participation in the organization’s live and virtual events to “sell-out” status.

Before her time in women’s leadership roles, Kelly held marketing & communication roles of increasing responsibility in the consumer products industry, culminating in the role of Corporate Vice President and General Manager.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Kelly also participated in Executive Leadership Programs at Boston College and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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