Kelley Martin Blanco is the Assistant Dean, EMBA Programs and Dean of Students. Kelley leads the Executive MBA Programs. Prior to joining the Business School in 1998, Kelley began her career on Capitol Hill working for a congressman from Georgia. She went on to hold positions in alumni relations and fundraising at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business before joining Columbia Business School's External Relations office. Kelley holds B.A. degrees in Psychology and French Literature from Emory University and an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School. Kelley was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She was elected to the Executive MBA Council Board of Trustees, completing her three-year term in 2015.