Kelly Yelle

Kelly Yelle

Recruiting Business Partner
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday."
Steve Jobs

Kelly Yelle is a recruitment manager on MRA’s recruiting services team. Those who have worked with Kelly describe her as someone with a high level of energy and a can-do attitude, yet calm and confident under pressure. Kelly’s open and honest style of communication, along with her sense of humor, drives her ability to build strong business partnerships with MRA members that lead to successful business results.


Kelly is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with over 25 years of recruitment experience. She has managed high-volume, full-cycle recruitment drives in a broad range of business sectors, including service, manufacturing, skilled trades, and medical device sales and distribution. She has progressive human resource experience in various sized union and nonunion facilities, nonprofit community based organizations, and the temporary staffing industry.

Key Accomplishments

  • Appointed lead HR generalist in start-up operations of one distribution center and four Midwest production operations for a large, worldwide manufacturer of industrial automation.
  • Developed staffing strategies and exceeded major recruiting goals, hiring over 800 employees in two and one-half years. Met time/budget guidelines, achieving full compliance with EEO and employment laws.
  • Proven 12-year track record as Independent HR Consultant/Recruiter.


Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Wisconsin, majoring in general business with emphasis in human resource management.

Professional and Community Activities

Kelly is a national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a member of the Metro Milwaukee Society of Human Resource Management (MMSHRM) and Employment Practices Special Interest Group. She has also served as chairperson of Employment Directions Career Services.