Kylee Mitchell Wells, Executive Director - Detroit

Kylee Mitchell Wells is the Executive Director of Ballmer Group's Detroit office, where she is charged with developing and leading the philanthropic giving strategy throughout southeast Michigan.

Kylee is a native Detroiter who has dedicated her career to addressing challenges that can help move people out of poverty in Southeast Michigan. Most recently, she launched the Detroit office for the national nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners. Kylee has recently worked with the City of Detroit, both as an appointee for the Office of Grants Management and as a management consultant for Conway Mackenzie, the consulting firm hired by the Emergency Manager’s Office to assist with the restructuring of the City’s finances. Prior to this, Kylee also served as program officer at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and she currently serves as a member of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Community Investment Advisory Council. 

Kylee received a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College - School of Public Affairs in New York via the National Urban Fellows Program, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Finance from Davenport University. Kylee has also been a fellow in Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP). Kylee is active in the community, serving as a community affairs liaison for the Detroit Medical Center’s Project Genesis Program and as a board member for Michigan Technical Academy.

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