Kelly has managed communications for numerous communications and technology businesses. Her primary focus is strategic vision and counsel, and creating visibility via high-level media relations.
She directed all aspects of media communications for KaZaA from October 2001 through May 2003 and helped make KaZaA the most downloaded software in the world. Prior to KaZaA, Kelly worked with peer-to-peer company Uprizer to define its market and gain visibility in the business sector; Heineken Foundation to launch Red Star Records and fundraise for Urban Music Education; and ITU Ventures to announce its co-venture with the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado (Colorado PERA.)
Previously, Kelly was vice president at Alexander Ogilvy, based in San Francisco and a founding member of its Denver and LA offices. She helped Ogilvy achieve Agency of the Year for 2000, and managed public relations for idealab!, Ziff-Davis, Mercury Mail/ Infobeat, Hollywood Stock Exchange, Heidrick and Struggle’s LeadersOnline, Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Systems Group, and Nortel’s acquisition of Bay Networks.
Before Alexander Ogilvy, she worked as a PR consultant for a variety of clients including America Online, Highway 1 and the forming Interactive Working Group at the Washington, D.C. office of Fleishman-Hillard Inc. She created a consumer privacy program for MasterCard International, and wrote the summation of MasterCard’s telemarketing fraud program that earned a Silver Anvil Award. Kelly began her career in the United States Senate as a staff assistant to Senator Herb Kohl.
Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado State University. She was a founding member of the Council for Internet Commerce, and serves as a board member of the Encanto Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association.