Kelsey Kates

Head of Analytical Academy

Kelsey Kates is the Head of Analytical Academy where she manages a global initiative around creating the best analytical thinkers at Google. She leads a cohort of 60+ Google faculty creating and delivering blended learning programs ranging from Problem Solving to Data Visualization, to Storytelling to Machine Learning around the world. Launching 55 live sessions last year in Chicago, Tel Aviv, Munich, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

Prior to Google, Kelsey was most recently the Group Director of Analytics at Frequency540 (now part of Leo Burnett) and a Director of Analytics at Epsilon.

Kelsey started her career in the non-profit sector and has been involved with numerous non- profits, winning grants to support continued marketing efforts. She’s sat on the board of YNPN, volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana, a fair-trade Coffee plantation in Nicaragua and most recently as an adoption counselor at a Chicago shelter.

Kelsey’s been presented with the Euro SRCG Award for excellence in the field of marketing communications and most recently accepted an Innovation and Risk Taking Award at Google for her work with Analytical Academy.

Kelsey holds a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Denver and a MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.