Kelly Cronin Krein Joins JCA Team

January 24, 2022


Kelly Cronin Krein has joined JCA as the newest addition to our JCA team. Prior to joining JCA, Kelly was at Lyric Opera of Chicago for over six year in various roles and collaborating across the organization, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Development Analytics. In this role, she was responsible for the fundraising department’s data initiatives and reporting, as well as lead the Development Services team which is responsible for gift processing, operations, new-hire onboarding, reporting, and analytics. Her professional interests include data storytelling, expanding data literacy, and using data to craft strategies and uncover growth opportunities.

Kelly earned a Master’s degree in Business Analytics from the Mendoza College of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Music/Vocal performance, all from the University of Notre Dame.  She is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Kelly is an avid balcony gardener, a video gamer, a shower singer, and cross-stitcher of Star Wars characters.  She lives in Chicago with her fiancé and their two cats.