Kelly Cronen

Director, Human Trafficking and Safe Migration

Kelly Cronen, Winrock’s director of Human Trafficking and Safe Migration, oversees Winrock’s large portfolio of global counter-trafficking programs. Kelly is an inclusive development specialist with 20 years of experience managing USAID programs combatting human trafficking and empowering survivors and under-represented people. She previously worked as USAID’s anti-trafficking advisor in Albania and as chief of party for the USAID Anti-Trafficking Task Order, where she provided technical assistance to USAID missions to design and manage counter-trafficking projects around the world. Kelly has extensive experience leading and working on inclusive development projects aimed at empowering vulnerable people and groups. She has held technical and field leadership positions in more than two dozen countries including Afghanistan, where she worked as a gender and outreach advisor engaging women and youth on a municipal governance project, and in Uganda, where she served as chief of party for a youth-focused private sector engagement project. She formerly led the gender equality and social inclusion practice at Chemonics, supporting inclusion efforts of projects across various sectors in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in international development and economic growth from the University of Guelph in Canada.

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