Kelly Leonard is a speaker, trainer, business leader, and 2014 Minerva Entrepreneur Women-Owned Business of the Year Award recipient. A certified public accountant, seasoned financial services professional, and corporate trainer with over twenty-five years of experience in federal government, nonprofit, private and public accounting environments, including Fortune 100, Kelly has an innate ability to connect with diverse audiences across disciplines. Prior to becoming CEO of Taylor-Leonard Corporation (T-LC), Kelly held leadership positions with General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Kelly Leonard currently oversees the training and business development practices of T-LC. And, although the company’s client list includes nationally recognized non-profit organizations as well as large publicly traded organizations, Kelly’s most passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small businesses by delivering consulting services and training solutions designed to increase operational excellence, efficiency, and profitability. Kelly maintains Board and/or professional affiliations with numerous organizations; among them, Montgomery Business Development Corporation (MBDC), Women Business Owners of Montgomery County (WBO-MC), Rockville Chamber of Commerce, and Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). Kelly and her husband, Jerome, reside in Montgomery County, Maryland with their two children, Gabriel and Taylor.

Kelly is a fantastic, energetic, detail-oriented speaker. I had the pleasure of introducing her to the UMUC student and alumni population via a LinkedIn Optimization webinar. She captured the full attention of participants and empowered them to take control of their professional brand. Danielle W.

University of Maryland University College

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Thank you for helping to revive our organization’s commitment to the local [small] business community and economic development, Kelly.  As I reflect on our 4+ year partnership, I am reminded of how you set the perfect tone in every event by connecting with audiences in a magical way through your engaging, professional, and relatable delivery.  Not only are you an exceptional speaker, but you are an expert in bringing the right people and resources together to build stronger working relationships. Merlyn Reineke

CEO , Montgomery Community Media

A woman of intelligence, versatility, and presence, Kelly Leonard serves as host and emcee of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Unions’ Small Business University. Kelly Leonard has played an instrumental role in our organization’s brand recognition expansion and regional growth. Kelly provides executive insight regarding building strategic, and community based relationships. After hearing Kelly speak, I concluded that she, like so many other powerful communicators, speaks from the heart. It is her passion, enthusiasm and personal touch that causes audiences to keep engaged during her presentations. Andrew Russell

President & CEO , Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Kelly is one of the best trainers and speakers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. She’s articulate, passionate, and confident.  Kelly has a unique ability to capture and keep her audience’s attention through her engaging and thought-provoking style. I’m confident that anyone who consistently applies her [LinkedIn] training strategies will expand their brand, business development, recruiting and more. I’d encourage any organization to work with Kelly. Tammy Darvish

EVP Business Development, Marketing, Member Experience, Gov’t & Community Relations , Pentagon Federal Credit Union

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