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Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association

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A presence in the venture capital community for over three decades, Kelly Szejko began serving as the Executive Director of the PVCA in 1998, and then was unanimously elected as the organization's first President in 2010.

Kelly oversees the organization's numerous promotional activities and events, including their flagship event, the 3 Rivers Venture Fair, regular networking events and the annual Entrepreneur of the Year program that recognizes successful regional entrepreneurs.

Through her visionary leadership, Kelly catapulted the 200-member organization to national prominence through the high-profile 3 Rivers Venture Fair, now considered one of the foremost technology investment showcases in the country that has helped to generate over $750 million in investment capital.

Kelly spent several years working as an accountant and corporate controller before launching Tikes, Inc., a firm that provides executive leadership and specialized services like membership development, fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning to a wide range of associations.

Kelly has successfully leveraged her gift for growing organizations and building expansive networks of volunteers to more than a half-dozen organizations, including the ACG Pittsburgh Chapter, NACD Three Rivers Chapter, SIOR Western PA, TMA Pittsburgh, and the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference.

She attended the University of Pittsburgh and resides in South Fayette.

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