Burke is an active volunteer at church and school: organizing events, serving as room parent, and fundraising. She is also a founding leader of Moms Demand Action, a gun safety advocacy organization founded in 2012 after 20 first graders were murdered in Newtown, CT. In this capacity, Burke helped build the Texas chapter from a handful of volunteers to the most powerful and active chapter in the nation. Kellye served on the national advisory team for BeSMART for Kids, a safe gun storage program designed to reduce unintentional shootings and suicides among children and teens.
After earning her Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M, she began her career in Investment Marketing in San Antonio with USAA, the financial services company serving military members and their families. While working in San Antonio, Burke earned her Master’s of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University. She then joined Arthur Andersen as a business consultant, managing client engagements throughout the Southeast U.S. in the Revenue Enhancement practice. She also served as a Change Management instructor at Arthur Andersen’s Center for Professional Development.
Burke and her husband Brad, Managing Director of the Rice Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Technology, are members of Christ the King Lutheran Church. The Burkes can often be found at Colonial Park and Pool with their children.