Kylee Mitchell Wells
Executive Director, SE Michigan

Kylee Mitchell Wells is the executive director of Ballmer Group’s philanthropic efforts in southeast Michigan, which are aimed at improving economic mobility for children and families disproportionately likely to remain in poverty.

Most recently, Kylee served as Senior Director – Detroit Market for the national nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners. She launched their Detroit office and created strategies to bring capital, programmatic, and policy/advocacy solutions to address the needs of low-and-moderate income neighborhoods. 

Previous to that, Kylee worked with the City of Detroit to assist with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Kylee has also served as program officer, financial stability at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. She has spent time in Washington, D.C., serving as a program director for Mayor Adrian Fenty, where she implemented Bank on DC, the mayor’s economic inclusion initiative which targeted low-to-moderate income populations in the District of Columbia.

Kylee has 10 years of combined experience in corporate finance with BOSCH-USA, General Motors Corporation, and the Detroit Regional Chamber. She received a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College - School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance from Davenport University. She is a National Urban Fellow, a Michigan Political Leadership Fellow, and was recognized by News/Talk 760 WJR as a 2018 “Woman Who Leads.” Kylee is an active community member, serving on a variety of boards and committees.

Follow Kylee on Twitter: @KyleeJMitchell

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