Kelly McFarland Stratman, CAE
Chief of Staff of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS)
AFS Alumna: U.S. to Denmark, 1985
Kelly McFarland Stratman is an ASAE-certified association executive who serves as the Chief of Staff of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS). She believes that collaboration, respect, and learning are prerequisites for organizational innovation and transformation.
Kelly has held multiple leadership positions during her tenure in the League’s national office. For more than a decade, Kelly worked in membership/field support, building capacity among the organization’s 750 volunteer-led affiliates. More recently, her work has focused on promoting organizational culture change through the adoption of improved governance structures, better coordinated long-term strategic priorities, and enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and norms. Prior to joining the LWVUS staff, Kelly served as the executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.
Kelly’s undergraduate and graduate studies focused on international relations with a special concentration on Asia, which was a springboard to her living and working in Japan for more than 4 years. Now based in northern Virginia, she remains in touch with her Danish AFS host family, and enjoys traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.