Board Chair Emeritus
Kelly Nantel is a globally recognized strategist and communications leader with more than 25 years of experience in executive communications, policymaking and crisis planning and response. In 2015, she was named Vice President of Communications & Advocacy at the National Safety Council to improve safety in the nation’s workplaces, homes and communities, and on the road. Prior to joining NSC, Ms. Nantel served as the Director of Public Affairs at the National Transportation Safety Board. Previously, Ms. Nantel led a team of public affairs professionals at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and served as the agency’s chief spokesperson on major national security investigations. She began her communications career at the Massachusetts Department of Correction where she led external affairs followed by a communications management role for the public safety secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety. Ms. Nantel has a bachelor of science in criminal justice and communications from Curry College and is a proud resident of the city of San Francisco.