Kelli Soyer

Kelli Soyer 17A0442

Kelli Soyer

3700 37th Street, Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 971-9230

Kelli Soyer is President and CEO of United Ways of Iowa. Kelli has worked tirelessly to advocate for children’s issues both at the state and federal level. Since its inception, Kelli has been involved with the Des Moines School Board’s Community Legislative Action Team (CLAT), sharing the parent voice on behalf of issues impacting the District.

As a social worker, Kelli has spent her career in the non-profit industry. She has been active in grassroots and community organizing. Her advocacy efforts earned her recognition earning the 2016 Children’s Champion Award by the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children and the 2010 Friend of Children Award by the Iowa School Social Workers’ Association.

Kelli is a native Iowan. She graduated from Johnston High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in Iowa.

Kelli and her husband, Paul, live in Des Moines with their daughter, Sayde, a student at Roosevelt High School.

Member Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2023