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DBT40 Honoree: Elizabeth Keller

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Title: Executive Director

Elizabeth Keller | DBT PHOTO BY LUIGI CIUFFETELLI

Workplace: Committee of 100

Age: 38

In less than a year, the Committee of 100’s new executive director has worked on vital legislation impacting Delaware’s economy and residents.

In this role, Elizabeth Keller serves as a liaison between the business community and government leaders on issues related to economic development policy. She also manages direction on land use, transportation, environment and education policies in the state. 

During her time in this position, the University of Delaware graduate worked on the “Ready in 6” initiative aimed at reducing the time it takes for businesses to get the permitting needed to operate in Delaware as well as county-level ordinances and state-level policies impacting the state’s economy.

Keller previously served as the director of the Delaware Tourism Office, overseeing programs and initiatives that generated about $25 million annually as part of the state’s $400 million tourism impact while also seeing record-breaking visitation as well as challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic. 

The Smyrna resident currently serves as co-chair for the Easterseals Volleyball Challenge and on the Leadership Delaware alumni committee, as a 2022 fellow of the Leadership Delaware program. Keller has also previously served on the boards of Gals That Give, DE Turf Sports Complex, Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kent County Tourism and Southern Delaware Tourism.

One of her first jobs at Walt Disney World, one she was inspired to pursue by her grandfather, helped shape her into the person and leader she is today.

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