Kelly Stewart Nichols '00
Kelly is a principal with Woollard Nichols & Associates (WNA), an Austin-based consulting firm committed to nurturing social impact through strategy, development & support for coalitions, associations, organizations and initiatives, an organization she co-founded in 2013. WNA works with non-profit executive directors, government administrators, and other social sector leaders to support collaborative initiatives, coalitions and boards to articulate their vision and take concrete action steps to achieve their goals.
Kelly's path to consulting stemmed from professional experience in a number of fields, including business, philanthropy, non-profits and government, as well as her time participating as a student and later working for the Shepherd Poverty Program. Before founding WNA, Kelly was Planning and Policy Manager for the City of Austin's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office, overseeing a team of planners, research analysts and communications professionals. Kelly has a master's degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She is married to fellow W&L alum Jason, and they have two small and very fun kids.