Kelly Peters is the Executive Director of the Warehouse Business Accelerator. The accelerator is a public-private regionally supported economic-development agency that provides stage II companies access to advice, capital, supply-chain partners, research resources, and market connections to help accelerate revenue growth and to create primary jobs.
Previously, she was the Director of Relocation for The Group Incorporated in Fort Collins, Colorado. Previous to this she was Vice President of Northern Colorado Economic Development. Her primary functions included corporate relations and retention, expansion and attraction assistance to primary industry. Prior to this role she was the Director of Corporate Solutions at Front Range CC, Chief Operating Officer for the Rocky Mountain Innovation Initiative (RMI²), Policy and Project Manager for the City of Fort Collins as well as 7 years in the capacity of Executive Director of the Loveland Center for Business Development.
She has experience in many realms of business and economic development with her strengths being in Marketing and Finance. Her passion is for Economic Gardening – or sophisticated market research for business. She holds a BA in Business Administration from CSU, an emphasis in Human Resources and a certification in Economic Development Finance. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Kelly has an active civic background with former and current board and committee roles in the following organizations: Colorado State Board of Economic Developers, Front Range Economic Gardeners, Larimer county workforce board, Weld County Workforce Board, Loveland Chamber of Commerce board, Workforce Diversity committee, Co Enterprise Fund Advisory board, Northern CO Idea lab advisory board, Aims Community College Board, Larimer County United Way, Larimer County SBDC advisory board, and the Northern CO Business Assistance Consortium. Kelly was recognized by the Northern CO Business Report as one of the top 40 business people under the age of 40 making a difference in Northern CO in 2004 and a nominee for Larimer County Women of Distinction in 2011. She was awarded the Colorado Women of Vision award in 2012.