Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Kellie leads finance, accounting, tax, treasury, human resources and real estate to ensure the financial health of the company and optimization of the company’s talent and people strategies globally. Kellie is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in diverse companies ranging from large, multinational organizations to smaller startups. Most recently, Kellie was at K12 Inc., a $1 billion EdTech company. Previous roles include CFO for the Travel Channel and multiple executive-level positions over a 12-year career at Thomson Reuters, including CFO for the Emerging Markets division.
Kellie shares WorldStrides passion for educational travel and experiences, having explored much of the world, especially Asia while living in Hong Kong and having worked as an educator herself, as Adjunct Faculty of Accounting at the University of Virginia. Her father is a retired Dean and Professor of Education and mother a retired elementary school teacher.
She has a Master’s in Accounting from George Mason University and completed her undergraduate work in Business at Virginia Tech. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and attended Dartmouth’s Executive Education – Strategic Financial Leadership program.