Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett “SCB” Partner Kelly Charles-Collins has been elected to the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough County.
Kelly is a trial attorney with over 19 years of experience representing businesses in employment law matters, and providing day-to-day preventive counseling for employers and training for employees. She also presides as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Kelly is a licensed attorney in Florida, Georgia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Women need to reach back and help our girls. It is important for me to lend my voice and skills to a program that is earnestly working to uplift girls and young women and provide them the skills necessary to become successful, independent women. I want them to know that no matter your circumstances, you can persevere,” said Kelly about being involved with PACE.
“PACE’s mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.”
At SCB, we encourage all employees to follow their passions and serve our community. We are excited and honored that Kelly has this wonderful opportunity to inspire girls and young women to step into their greatness and lead fulfilled and enriched lives.
About PACE Center for Girls of Hillsborough County
PACE began in 1985 with one Center in Jacksonville, Florida serving 10 girls. PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough County has been serving the community since 1998 and to date has served more than 2,100 girls. PACE’s 19 Centers throughout Florida serves over 2,000 girls each year and has changed the life trajectory of over 37,000 girls since its inception. For more information about PACE Hillsborough, visit: www.pacenter.org/locations/hillsborough.
About Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett
Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett represents national commercial clients in the defense of automobile, products liability, premises liability, property litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, labor and employment matters and general practice. For more information about SCB, visit: www.flatrialcounsel.com.