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Kelly Jackson brings over 20 years of experience in intergovernmental relations, program, project and policy development and management. She also provides leadership, conflict resolution, meeting facilitation and strategic planning. She currently leads the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Tribal Affairs program focusing on enhancing tribal government-to-government relations in the transportation industry and Native American owned disadvantage business enterprise development. Prior to joining WisDOT, Kelly was the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, where she led numerous inter-tribal initiatives on both a regional and national basis and administered the Division of Historic Preservation and the Division of Archeology. Kelly has held several governor and presidential appointments and assisted with national policy development and statutory and regulatory changes in environmental and cultural resource protection. Kelly is also is a co-owner of 4Directions Consulting, LLC and the sole owner of Spirit of a Woman Productions which is an entertainment firm offering services in Indigenous music and entertainment with an emphasis on women’s personal and professional development programs. She is an award winning recording artist with a special interest in philanthropy. As an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, her personal knowledge of the unique nature and diversity that exists in Indian country complements her professional expertise and commitments to tribal sensitivity, diversity, economic development and public relations.