Kelsey Ruwe is Chief Human Resource Officer at Carson Group, a role that oversees recruiting, training and development, total rewards, human resources, community relations and corporate communications. In her 15-year tenure at Carson, Kelsey has been instrumental in hiring, training and educating more than 350 stakeholders.
If you’ve driven down the Dodge expressway in Omaha recently, you may have noticed Carson’s new headquarters in the prior Boys Town west farm property. Under Kelsey’s leadership, Carson completed the $80 million-dollar, two-tower campus. She was responsible for overseeing the construction, design and development, as well as leading the building committee and input for our firm.
Day-to-day, Kelsey leads Carson’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and has made this a prominent part of her yearly company goals, spearheading Carson’s partnerships with the AAAA Foundation and establishing the firm’s CODE membership through the Greater Omaha Chamber.
Beyond Carson, Kelsey and two other industry executives founded FinServ Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers the next generation of financial professionals through coaching, mentorship and community. The foundation partners with more than 15 historically black colleges and universities across the nation and forms cohorts for students looking to thrive in financial services.
Kelsey has been recognized for her efforts in leadership, most recently by Young Nebraskans as their Leadership and Professional Development of the Year (2021). She has helped Carson earn numerous awards, including being one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha and a Best Place to Work by InvestmentNews. She is regularly featured in industry publications like Financial Advisor IQ and InvestmentNews, and in Spring 2022, she graduated from the Greater Omaha Chamber’s 44th Leadership Class.
She remains active in the Omaha community. Most notably, Kelsey is Past President of the Dreamweaver Foundation, which fulfills life-long dreams for terminally ill seniors. She also facilitates much of Carson’s community partnerships and corporate giving. In Q1 ‘22, she established monthly charity happy hours benefiting local organizations and has raised more than $6,000 in six months. Beyond this, she solidified Carson’s 5+ year relationship with Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands and ongoing partnerships with No Hungry Children and charity:water.
When not chasing her three children around the house, Kelsey and her husband enjoy running, golfing and planning activities with friends and family.
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