Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Dr. Kelly Bowers as a consultant and strategic advisor. Prior to joining RPMG, Kelly spent over three decades working in TK-12 public education, 12 years of which were spent as the superintendent of schools for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Over the course of her career, she has accrued executive leadership experience; expertise in strategic planning, resource procurement and management; and systems building for equity and sustainability in both the public and nonprofit sectors. Her strategic advising and coaching services add a unique element to Renne Public Management Group’s consultant offerings.
“Dr. Kelly Bowers’ impressive background in leadership, team building and organization management will continue to elevate the level of support that we provide to our clients,”
said Executive Director Nelson Fialho. “She is an accomplished leader and educator who brings an infectious passion and striking problem-solving ability to the work that she does.”
During Kelly’s tenure as superintendent, her district earned recognition as a Bay Area Top Workplace multiple times, and schools and specialized educational programs earned accolades at the local, regional, State and national levels. Kelly’s work in social-emotional learning and youth mental health and wellness made Livermore Valley a national model, bringing in millions of dollars in federal grants and meriting national distinction. She was instrumental in the successful passage of a $245 million facilities bond and two consecutive parcel tax extensions to preserve vital programs and services for over 13,000 students in her charge.
Kelly was also recognized by the Association of California School Administrators as a 2012 Region VI Superintendent of the Year, representing both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The College of Education/Allied Studies of CSU East Bay awarded Bowers its highest academic honor, Distinguished Alumna of 2016-17, for professional accomplishments as an educational leader. She received a 2018 Phi Delta Kappa Award for leadership, research and service in education and was a 2019 American Association of University Women Named Honoree for Leadership & Promotion of STEAM Education for Young Women. She has also received formal commendations from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, our CA State Assembly and the U.S. Congress, and was named a Champion of Education by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“I specialize in bringing all stakeholders into a trusting environment so that we can make great things happen,” said Kelly. “Trust-building was at the core of my work as superintendent, and I look forward to providing ongoing support to RPMG’s clients as we work to solve complex social problems.”
Kelly holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she earned her teaching and administrative credential and her master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University East Bay and returned to Berkeley for her doctoral degree in leadership for educational equity.
RPMG has a proven track record of success assisting clients with strategic planning, executive onboarding, performance evaluations, conflict resolution and facilitation, fiscal and operational analysis, complex project management, negotiations and organizational assessments. Visit rennepublicmanagement.com to learn more about the firm.