Kelly Chasteen joined the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) in 2012. She serves as the Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission as well as the Delta Regional Authority. In March 2017, Governor Robert Bentley appointed Chasteen as the DRA Alternate for the State of Alabama. Prior to joining ADECA, Chasteen served as the Collections Manager for the Office of Claims Recovery at the Alabama Department of Human Resources. She has more than 16 years of experience in state government.
Chasteen resides in Montgomery, AL with her family and beloved rescue animals. She graduated from Auburn University Montgomery where she earned her BSBA, with a focus in Economics.