Professional Summary

Kellie first joined CSI in 2003 where she served in Client Service working with customers on program questions related to background checks. She was promoted to the Director of Sales and Implementation working closely with customers and partners to develop and implement background screening and drug testing solutions in accordance with federal, state and local laws. She was very involved in legislative and legal initiatives and was instrumental in developing strategies and communication for compliance until 2013. After completing her Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth where she specialized in employment law, Kellie rejoined CSI in 2015 as Associate General Counsel serving as a member of the Executive Team, and most recently promoted to General Counsel.

With almost 20 years of experience in background screening, Kellie is a proven professional that delivers innovative thinking, organizational excellence and education in the areas of employment screening and compliance. Kellie continues to promote education around employment screening, lobbying at the state and federal levels on issues impacting background screening. She is active in industry trade associations including the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) where she currently holds an Advanced Certification in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Kellie is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as well as a certified analyst in the Predictive Index® (PI®) behavioral assessment suite. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, United States Federal Court-District of Massachusetts Bar as well as a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Kellie has spoken on numerous human resource topics over the past decade. As a subject matter expert, Kellie provides educational sessions and webinars for associations and organizations including:

  • Hiring & Pre-Screening Practices, COF Risk Management. February 2023
  • New Important Court Decisions! Now it’s REALLY TIME to look at those background check disclosure and authorization forms! June 2021
  • Rebuilding Your Workforce - Stronger, Better, and More Agile, Envision Technology Advisors, May 2020
  • The Cannabis Conundrum Panel Discussion, Keystone Partners HR Forum, November 2019
  • CORI/SORI: Protecting Yourself and Your Community in the Hiring Process, MMA, March 2019
  • Strategies for Effectively and Lawfully Conducting Background Checks, November 2017
  • Background Checks for Future Success, November 2017
  • Strategies for Effectively and Lawfully Conducting Background Checks, October 2016
  • Don’t Become a Headline: Keep Your Campus Safe, CUPA-HR, April 2016
  • Group Decisions Done Right, Maine HR Convention, May 2014
  • Update on Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform in Massachusetts, November 2012
  • HCIR Requirements-Background Checks and Drug Screens, 2012 Vendor Credentialing Summit, August 2012
  • Trends in Employment Screening, Gould Construction Institute Professional Development Seminar, April 2012
  • Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform in Massachusetts, April 2012
  • Trends in Employment Screening, Association of Employment Professionals, March 2012
  • Exposing Common Mistakes and Myths in Screening, Association of Employment Professionals, September 2011
  • Consumer Focus: Screening in Today’s Economy, North Central Career Center, March 2011
  • Employer Focus: Screening in Today’s Economy, North Central Career Center, March 2011
  • Making the Right Hiring Decisions, Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc. Client Workshop, March 2011
  • Challenges of Creating Policies that Delight Clients and Protect CRAs, NAPBS Annual Meeting, March 2011
  • Background Investigations, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, January 2011
  • How Well do You Know Your Applicants? MA Society of Certified Public Accountants, November 2010
  • How the Hiring Process Can Help Reduce Claims, New England Educators Insurance Association, October 2010
  • Drug Testing: What Your Company Needs to Know, Gould Construction Institute Safety Seminar, April 2009
  • Economic Survival Guide, Successfully Managing Your Company in the Recession, WGA Webcast, May 2008
  • Before the Background Check - Behavioral Interviewing Techniques Workshop, May 2008
  • How Well do You Know Your Applicants? SouthCoast Human Resources Council, February 2008

Kellie has been quoted as an expert in many industry and trade journals and articles and has also published several articles on Human Resource topics including:

  • Social Media in Employment: Should I Hire? Can I Fire? Cornell HR Review - Use of Social Media in Employment
  • Employment Verifications: Trust but Verify, The Background Screening Resource Guide
  • Cost of Not Training New Managers, Talent Management Excellence Essentials
  • Is Your Background Screening Program Effective?
  • Dirty Deeds - They’re Not Found Dirt Cheap, Insights Magazine

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