About Kelly

U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler was the fourth generation on her family’s grain farm, where she worked in the fields and showed cattle at the 4-H county fair. Helping out on the farm and in her family’s trucking business, she learned about small business and agriculture markets. 

Her blue-collar upbringing in the heart of rural America instilled the values of faith, family and hard work. It also gave her a deep appreciation for all hardworking Americans who support their families to live the American Dream.  

Kelly attended public school and waitressed through high school and college. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, and earned her degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kelly returned to school to pursue an MBA from DePaul University and also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

For over 25 years, Kelly moved around the country to build her career in financial services, moving to Georgia in 2002 to help build a startup company, Intercontinental Exchange, which later grew to become a Fortune 500 company. In 2010, Kelly acquired an interest in the WNBA Atlanta Dream. Most recently, Kelly was the CEO of a financial technology firm she helped found, and built it from one employee (herself) to 70. Kelly broke barriers in business and sports to become one of Georgia’s most successful businesswomen. 

Kelly believes that when you set a goal and work hard, success is always within reach. She is a tenacious advocate for freedom and pro-growth policies that propel our country forward and create economic opportunities for all Americans.  

Kelly left the private sector to serve as a United States Senator, working to empower every Georgian to achieve their American Dream. She was sworn in to the U.S. Senate in January 2020 after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed her to fill the seat of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. She is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, and the Joint Economic Committee. In addition to the standing committees and subcommittees on which she serves, Kelly is a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, Senate Air Force Caucus, Values Action Team, Chicken Caucus , Senate Payments Innovation Caucus, Historic Black Colleges and Universities Caucus and the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus.