Kellianne Lauer

Vice President
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Kellianne Lauer is a Vice President in McAllister & Quinn’s growing Research Universities Practice. In this role, Kellianne manages consulting services for R1 and R2 university clients in McAllister & Quinn’s Research Universities Practice. Drawing on her experience working directly with multi-disciplinary teams to pursue complex funding opportunities, Kellianne works strategically to address the research development needs of universities, supporting and enabling growth in their research enterprise and improving their ability to pursue and win extramural funding for groundbreaking research. Kellianne specializes in delivering services to strategically plan for funding opportunities; strengthen relationships with sponsors; design and deliver faculty training programs; and develop competitive proposals for large, complex federal funding opportunities.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Kellianne served as the Proposal Manager in the central Research Development Office at Arizona State University (ASU) where she facilitated proposal development for large-scale research programs across disciplines and federal sponsors. In addition to direct proposal management, Kellianne designed and led capacity building and training initiatives for research development professionals and principal investigators, adapting industry best practices in capture and proposal management to the unique environment of academic research development and the federal funding landscape. Kellianne also worked with ASU’s International Development team to strengthen the university’s capacity to pursue, win, and implement international development projects.

Kellianne earned an M.B.A from Arizona State University and a B.A. from College of Saint Benedict. Kellianne is certified by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals as a Practitioner-level Proposal Manager (CP APMP) and is a trained facilitator. She is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). Kellianne is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and served in Armenia as an English teacher and teacher trainer.


  • Proposal Manager, Arizona State University
  • Regional Program Manager, AFS-USA Inc.
  • Volunteer, United States Peace Corps


  • Research Development
  • Federal Research Funding
  • Proposal Management
  • Training and Facilitation


  • MBA, Arizona State University
  • BA, College of Saint Benedict