Kelly L. Carlton

Executive VP & COO

Kelly L. Carlton, CPA

Kelly Carlton is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for United Way of Central Alabama and has more than 30 years of extensive experience in financial accounting and administration which includes 23 years of nonprofit experience. She oversees the organizational processes and infrastructure of United Way.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Samford University located in Birmingham, Alabama. For 10 years prior to joining United Way, Kelly worked in public accounting with national and regional firms as a Certified Public Accountant.

Kelly’s professional affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Women’s Association of Certified Public Accountants as a Board Member, Birmingham Chapter of Alabama Institute of Certified Public Accountants as Treasurer, National Accountants Association, and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition she serves as Vice President of three United Way of Central Alabama subsidiaries (Community Partnership of Alabama, United Way Hands On, and Priority Veteran). Kelly was recognized in 2010 by the Birmingham Business Journal in the Chief Financial Officer Awards.