Doing Business the Right Way
As a Communications Strategist, Kelly offers 20 years of experience in communications, marketing, and public relations, with specialized expertise in strategies for public-private partnerships (P3). Working closely with partners, Kelly supports each organization’s strategic marketing communication plan while providing best practices that help partners achieve their goals while sharing successes with the community and nationwide, for more significant impact.
Among the highlights of her successful career, Kelly developed hundreds of winning strategies for clients in higher education and the U.S. military and managed public relations for a significant number of crises serving as a media spokesperson. Before entering the private sector, Kelly was a Program Manager and Executive Assistant for high-profile non-profits in Washington, D.C.
Kelly launched KDR Communications, LLC, to provide executive-level strategic communication through customizable engagements. KDR’s highly efficient approach delivers results that can supplement your communication and marketing efforts or seamlessly integrate as a part of your team.
Kelly is a proud military spouse and co-owns the company with her husband, Rob Douglas, a service-disabled veteran having served 28 years in uniform.
Ed Tagliaferri, Executive Vice President at
Dan Klores Communications
Kelly is a smart, savvy communications pro. She can juggle multiple matters and handle each one without breaking a sweat. What's most impressive is that she is cool under pressure and always thinking ahead. She'll be responding to a reporter's immediate requests while plotting out a full-scale communications plan on an entirely different topic. She's a rare individual who is great at thinking about the big picture, while managing the tiniest of details.
Gerry Kiernan, Associated Press
Kelly possess great energy and enthusiasm and consistently applies it to all her initiatives. Kelly’s creativity and constant desire for innovation has achieved market leadership for the Corvias brand. Kelly possess the confidence and drive that has allowed her to achieve significant business goals along with engaging partners in the success of programs. My interactions with Kelly have always been enjoyable and particularly notable for her inclusive manner that welcomes ideas from all stakeholders. Kelly is the rare person that has a keen sense of doing well by doing good. Her integrity and leadership qualities are outstanding. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Kelly in the future.
Maria Montalvo, Executive Director at Corvias Foundation
Kelly is a marketing, media, and communications professional who is not only good at her job, but exceptional at working with teams. Colleagues and clients enjoy interacting with Kelly because of her positive attitude, great sense of humor, and genuine caring for others. She is able to translate the needs of her coworkers and clients to consultants and service providers who may not fully understand the nuances of key messages. Over the years, we worked together on a number of projects and campaigns, and Kelly was able to balance resources and goals every time.