Kelly Palmer

Global Leader of Learning and Talent Development, LinkedIn

Kelly Palmer is the Global Leader of Learning and Talent Development at LinkedIn. She is also a board member of the Taproot Foundation, whose mission is to lead, mobilize, and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. Kelly joined LinkedIn in 2012 and started the learning organization from the ground up. She has a team that focuses on delivering innovative learning solutions to employees globally. These learning programs include leadership/management development, skill development, career development, and LinkedIn's new hire experience as well as all LinkedIn's Talent Management initiatives and the LinkedIn learning platform, LearnIn. Kelly joined LinkedIn from Yahoo! where she was Vice President of Learning and Development. Prior to Yahoo!, Kelly held senior leadership roles at Sun Microsystems in Learning and Development as part of the Global Sales and Services organization and played several key business leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions and product design and development. Kelly is an active member in the learning community, and her learning products, solutions, and teams have produced award winning results for innovation and creativity. She holds a Masters Degree in Instructional and Performance Technology.

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