Welcome to the CAS Staff Spotlight, a column featuring members of the CAS staff. For this spotlight, we are proud to introduce you to Kellee Jenkins.
Update: As of January 25, 2021, Jenkins has been promoted to CAS Professional Education Manager. She replaces the late Vincent Edwards.
- What do you do at the CAS?
As the professional education coordinator, I help our team enhance and implement a variety of educational initiatives for CAS members. This includes working with member volunteers to create new content for our yearly events and streamlining the CE Record Review process. Now that we’ve had to pivot many of our in-person events to an all-virtual environment, I help train speakers, moderators and fellow staff on various online platforms.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy engaging with members, working with an amazing team and being a part of an organization that values diversity.
- Where is your hometown?
Although I was born in New York City, I’ve moved many times. I claim Charleston, South Carolina, as my hometown, as that’s where I graduated from high school.
- Where did you go to college and what is your degree?
I earned a bachelor’s in economics and international business from the University of South Carolina. I also studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.
- What was your first job out of college?
I worked in the structured finance group of KPMG in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
- Describe yourself in three words.
Enthusiastic. Creative. Compassionate.
- What is your favorite weekend activity?
Spending quality time with my husband and three amazing teenagers.
- What is your favorite travel destination?
One of my favorites is Jamaica. When I visit my family there, everything is irie,* mon!
- Name one interesting or fun fact about you.
I participated in the Washington D.C. AIDS Ride, biking 330 miles over four days from Raleigh, North Carolina. We helped raise money for charities dedicated to improving the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.
* Total peace; no worries.