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Kelly Lee

Chief Cultural Officer, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia

Kelly Lee is the Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy (Creative Philadelphia) appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney. As Chief Cultural Officer, Kelly leads an office, which manages and oversees City arts programs, is the steward of the largest and oldest public art program in the country, provides services to artists and arts organizations and serves as the primary point of municipal contact for the arts and cultural community.

Prior to joining Creative Philadelphia, Kelly worked at Innovation Philadelphia, a non-profit that supported the growth of creative businesses. She also worked in economic development at PECO Energy and in communications at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Lee currently serves on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and on the Advisory Committee of the African American Museum in Philadelphia Walter P. Lomax Networking Society.