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NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director
Date:  8/26/2013
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NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director

August 26, 2013 – Plainfield, IN - The National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America are pleased to announce Frances Kelly as their new Executive Director, effective September 3, 2013. Ms. Kelly brings the organizations a wide range of management experience.

Most recently Kelly served as Executive Director of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) where she was responsible for a staff of 90 that directed the administrative functions of 38 boards and committees, including 270 board members and just over 430,000 active license holders. While at IPLA, she led the agency through a merger with sister organization Health Professions Bureau.

After a thorough search process, the NCSG and CSIA Transition and Search Committee unanimously selected Kelly as the new Executive Director. CSIA Vice President and committee representative, Mark Stoner, said, “Frances has some very strong skill sets that we believe will fit well with our staff, boards and organization.” NCSG committee representative, Bob Ferrari added, “Her unique perspective and management experience will help both organizations move forward.”

Kelly is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Business from the Kelley School of Business and M.P.A. degree in Public Administration from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She also received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Ohio University.

Kelly previously held positions as Chief Deputy Coroner for the Marion County Coroner’s Office, Director of the Indiana Pharmacy and Medical Licensing Boards and as Project Coordinator with the Edison Biotech Center in Ohio prior to returning to Health Professions Bureau and Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.

Currently, Kelly sits on the advisory board for the Indiana University Art Museum and is an advisory board member for the Bill and Melinda Gates 1st Candle National Crib Campaign designed to provide infant cribs and reduce the risk of SIDS. Previously, she has served with the Indianapolis Zoo and the board of directors for Legacy House, which is a domestic violence shelter. She has also served in a variety of roles with state and national association boards, taskforces and committees supporting the prevention of SIDS, child fatalities and drug overdoses.

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The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to chimney and venting system safety. CSIA is committed to the elimination of residential chimney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion and other chimney-related hazards that result in the loss of lives and property. To achieve these goals, CSIA devotes its resources to educating the public, chimney and venting professionals and other fire prevention specialists about the prevention and correction of chimney and venting system hazards.

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