Kelly Pruneau, Network Manager of the Women’s Capital Connection, spent 18 years in the trenches of retail entrepreneurship. She has purchased, grown and sold four different retail businesses. Most recently, she was owner and CEO of Scandia Down on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, a business she sold in 2003.
Kelly then spent five years as the Client Services Manager of the Kansas Women’s Business Center, where she helped develop programming and also consulted with women in retail and service businesses. In January of 2009, she began her current role as the Network Manager of the Women’s Capital Connection, an angel investment group of more than 40 women who invest in women-led companies. In 2010 and 2011, she also acted as Managing Director of The Show Me Angels, a group of accredited investors that invest in companies in the Eastern Jackson County area of Kansas City.
In the past, Kelly has served on the local board of directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners, The Board of Directors of Ten Thousand Villages, was Grants Chairperson of The Pembroke Hill School Arts Council, and was also an executive committee member of the Plaza Merchants Association. Kelly was awarded the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year in 2007. She has a degree in communication and business from Iowa State University.