Kelly Ballew grew up in Park Forest, Illinois a South Suburb of Chicago. She moved to Sioux Falls to attend college at National American University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Kelly worked in the banking industry for over 11 years. She decided it was time for a change and was very excited to join the Nelson Commercial Real Estate team.
Kelly maintains multiple roles within the company. As CFO, she takes care of all accounting functions for the company and property management. As a licensed agent Kelly also maintains a client list as part of the brokerage team working with retail, office and investment properties.
Kelly is part of the (YPN) young professional’s network and ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) In her spare time she volunteers at Dress for Success, Avera’s Dougherty Hospice House, and Mentors with the LSS school-based program.
Kelly and her husband Corey have twin boys.