Kelsey Carlson joined the FOCUS team in early 2015 and is the lead for FOCUS business development. Kelsey manages client relationships, represents FOCUS for various state government affairs groups and assists with FOCUS managed associations such as the State Privacy and Security Coalition, The Advocacy Group and as the executive director for the Washington Area State Relations Group. She has also worked as an analyst on energy, automotive, legal and environmental issues, and – thanks to her time living in Las Vegas – has an interest in gaming issues. Kelsey’s previous experience ranges from Capitol Hill, the campaign trail and civic organizations.
Raised in Rockford, IL, Kelsey is a lifelong Chicago sports fan (Cubs not Sox, obviously). She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is based in Columbus, Ohio – where she lives with her fiancé Jim, daughter Avery and two rascally Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.