Kelly Craig Gates

Kelly Craig Gates, MBA/MPA | Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Craig Gates is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4), a position she has held since November 2015. Ms. Craig Gates joined C4 as the Director of Finance in 2010, bringing with her over 25 years of progressive experience and knowledge in finance and operations management.  Her strong background in many sectors of the business world includes business administration, financial planning and analysis, staff development, facility management, revenue cycle management and business operations, which made her an obvious choice for the C4 executive team.
In her function as CAO, Ms. Craig Gates plays a key role in the structure, vision, strategic direction, and integration and management of financial and administrative operations of the agency.  She has been instrumental in successfully ensuring fiscal responsibility and integrity of the agency, in particular during a time of much change and transition.  Among her integral contributions to the agency, Ms. Craig Gates effectively moved the agency into a positive cash position within 18 months, as well as the successful completion of two audits in one year.
Ms. Craig Gates holds an MBA/MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and a BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.