Jill Kelley

Jill Kelley is known to be the connective tissue to the Diplomatic world and has been recently been lauded by the Space Industry ”As an expert on international advocacy and foreign policy, and has been recognized as one of the most globally instrumental Arab-American women.”


Mrs. Kelley is a former honorary Diplomat and served as the Honorary Ambassador to the International Coalition under Generals James Mattis, John Allen and CIA Director David Petraeus.

During her appointment, Ambassador Kelley met regularly with Royals, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Parliaments to foster military and political relationships, fostering multilateral security, trade and economic opportunities among our most trusted allies. Her work at the highest levels of leadership played a crucial role in representing and supporting U.S. operations expanding over 60 countries.

Mrs. Kelley’s networks and knowledge of the most critical diplomatic challenges among our military allies have helped advance American interests during the most critical points in current history. She received the esteemed Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for her leadership followed by the highest honor bestowed on behalf of the International Military Coalition because of her ability to create dialogue by maneuvering between the highest level of governments to create strategic partnerships.

As the only Ambassador and Special Envoy to the International Coalition, Mrs. Kelley understands the vision and planning needed to sustain and protect the global mission of our international allies. She was the youngest appointed Honorary Consul General to South Korea. Her title was bestowed by the President of the Republic of South Korea because of her ability and expertise to advance bilateral trade and economic opportunities via the U.S- Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Mrs. Kelley currently advises Embassies and multinational companies by providing in-depth analysis of economic, trade, security, political and diplomatic challenges by galvanizing her senior level government and industry relationships. Her unique experience, expertise and accesses at the highest levels affords her the ability to predict and prevent political instabilities among our strongest allies, but more importantly, to create sustainable economic eco-systems through public-private partnerships.

By building a strategic collaboration of allied counties from her Multinational Military Coalition, Jill Kelley became a “disruptor” to diplomacy by proposing cross-border policies that simultaneously counterbalances economic inequalities and creating scalable global infrastructure projects. By advancing this innovative diplomatic solution, her missions serves both as a bond between the United States and Coalition Nations by simultaneously addressing national security threats and political challenges, to have a systematic impact around the international world.

In 2017, Mrs. Kelley spearheaded a Public-Private Partnership from a White House initiated infrastructure project to fast track traditional government bureaucracy while addressing U.S. national security strategy through a counterbalance of government, military, and industry partners. This consortium of stakeholders and strategic partners and investors (ie telecoms, distributors, manufacturers, space/satellites providers, app layers) with the support of our multinational allies, provided the only practical, sustainable, industry-driven market solution to catalyze secure information sharing as the only American option for our international allies. She continues to advise embassies and multinational companies on global infrastructure project that have a national security aspect. Based on the prevalence in security issues across the globe, she created EdentifID™️ which is a ubiquitous blockchain platform to automate and authenticate without risk of ransomware or malware attacks. Her innovative solution is the only anonymous, non-app/non 3rd party database authentication platform that uses a decentralized ledger to verify a 3rd party claim via a QR code and provides the user a blockchain stored receipt for each transaction. Industry leaders at Deloitte have become advisors because of this revolutionary solution that can be integrated into every industry.

Before Mrs. Kelley’s formative years, she was an aspiring doctor where she met Dr. Scott Kelley at the University of Pennsylvania while she was publishing medical research. Based on her ability to analyze and interpret scientific data, Mrs. Kelley later developed and patented a number of prophylactic medical patents to ensure safer surgery by preempting and preventing common medical mortalities during surgery. She is the co-founder with her husband, Dr. Scott Kelley, to SafeGuard Surgical, a life science company that developed a biodegradable stent placed at the time of surgery to protect against surgical leaks “LEAKGUARD”.

As an immigrant, she has always been on the forefront of being the few women leading in diplomacy, technology, science and medicine.

Mrs. Kelley is a proud mother of three academic daughters. Her oldest daughter attended Phillips Exeter Academy where she proudly served on the Exeter Parents Committee.

In addition to her faith, family and career, Mrs. Kelley is a lifelong champion for the economically challenged minority communities. During the Covid pandemic, she dedicated a national hotline using AI, Analytics and Tele-Med to offer free healthcare to the marginalized and rural communities that did not have access to quality healthcare. For over three decades, she has been a champion for marginalized families with housing inequities. Her non-profit reflects her life long advocacy for social justice reform which is based on her passion to protect civil rights/liberties and the most vulnerable and oppressed communities that have been denied of basic human rights both here and abroad. Her foundation, The Jill Kelley Foundation, has worked to bring dignity to economically challenged families, our combat-wounded veterans, and minority communities that deserve their human right. Through charity events for The Jill Kelley Foundation, such as her Wounded Warriors Gasparilla event, she has brought many philanthropists and sports celebrities together to support the community. Between her philanthropy, entrepreneurship and activism Mrs. Kelley continues to dedicate her time to international crises around the world.