Kelly Dawson

Executive VP HR, Communication and Strategy Enablement

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Kelly joined Border States in August 2018 as Senior VP Human Resources. As a member of the Executive Committee and Officers Council, Kelly provides vision, direction and leadership for our company talent strategy and leads the Human Resources, Communication and Strategy Enablement teams. She has worked to establish and guide the Unity Council and their work to foster diversity, equity and inclusion and led the COVID-19 response team, helping navigate Border States through the pandemic. Kelly was promoted to her current position April 1, 2021.

Prior to joining Border States, Kelly was the Vice President Human Resources at Noridian Healthcare Solutions where she was responsible for more than 2,000 employees in 44 states. Before joining Noridian, Kelly held human resources leadership positions in the manufacturing, healthcare and food industries.

Kelly is a Florida native and a graduate of Stetson University. She earned a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University.