Kelly Saeli is Assistant Director of NYC Operations at Helmets to Hardhats. She focuses on placing transitioning veterans into the construction trades industry all throughout NYC.

Previously, she was a Veteran Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center in Brooklyn, NY hosted by New York City College of Technology. She assisted veterans and their families throughout all five boroughs in starting or expanding their small businesses. Kelly provided a host of services including: business plan preparation, marketing assistance, financial analysis and government procurement counseling.

Kelly led the SBDC in New York City in coordinating an extensive veteran outreach initiative within the metro area. Kelly is herself a veteran having served honorably in the US Air Force until being discharged in 2006 whereupon she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in 2010.