Speaker Kelly Skalicky

Kelly Skalicky

President & CEO | Stearns Bank National Association, USA

Kelly Skalicky is the President & CEO of Stearns Bank, N.A., a privately held national bank with over $2.5 billion in assets, headquartered in Minnesota, and doing business nationwide with more than 35,000 business customers in the United States.  Among the more than 4,600 banks in the United States, Stearns Bank consistently ranks as one of the highest performing banks in the country, recently ranked the 5th highest performing bank among those larger than $1 billion in size based on a 3-year average return on assets. Under Kelly’s leadership, Stearns Bank earned Fortune’s Great Place to Work certification and also repeatedly achieved top ranking as one of American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For, most recently ranked the 5th best out of 90 banks earning this highly coveted distinction for banks in the U.S.  Kelly was selected to serve on the Office of Comptroller of Currency’s (“OCC”) Minority Deposit Institution Advisory Committee, appointed for her second term by the OCC to its 10-member MDI Advisory Committee, which is empaneled by the OCC to advise on what is needed to support and sustain the more than 50 minority deposit institutions supervised by the OCC across the U.S. Diversity, equity and inclusion is a personal passion, and since Kelly was promoted to President, more women have risen in leadership than ever before.  Stearns Bank’s leadership now reflects its nearly 70% female employee base with over 68% of officer and senior management comprised of women, 85% of Stearns Bank’s Board of Directors being women, and more than 50% of its Board members having racially diverse backgrounds – a rarity in banking in the United States.  Driven by a passion to help others achieve their greatest ambitions, Stearns Bank’s mission is to Get the Job Done!

Meet Kelly Skalicky at the Global Female Leaders Summit


Agenda Items



Day One

The New Nature of Money Meets Reality

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Deborah Lorenzen

Deborah Lorenzen | Lorenzen Advisors, USA/Denmark
Nadine Chakar | DTCC Digital Assets, USA
Kelly Skalicky | Stearns Bank National Association, USA
Fiona van Echelpoel | European Central Bank, Germany
Nadine Baudot-Tratjenberg | esh Bank, Israel
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