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Kel Kelly
Kel Kelly is the founder and CEO of Kel & Partners. Kel & Partners is the anti-agency agency for social media and public relations. Kel is a social media junkie who smokes Google Analytics in a crack pipe to get her day going, and she is a self-admitted Facebook addict who blogs, tweets and pins with the best of them. Kel was one of the first execs featured in Businessweek's series on Top 20 "CEOs Who Twitter." She has also been profiled in SUCCESS magazine as an entrepreneur who changed her life and built a wildly successful business that allowed her more balance to be a better mom.

Kel is proud to say she went to UMass Dartmouth for undergrad and probably only got in because she was a good basketball player. In 2013 she renounced her MBA from Assumption College based on Pope Benedict's egregious accusations about gay people and gay marriage. Because of her success in the business world, Babson College, the number-one MBA school for entrepreneurship, asked Kel to be a visiting lecturer in its MBA program. She still laughs over the fact that Babson would have rejected her application as a student yet found her worthy of teaching there years later. Kel views this as a reminder that parents should never give up on their children; some just start a little later and take a different path than others.

Kel is married to Ginny Pitcher, K&P's co-founder and president. Kel & Ginny have four kids, four dogs, three cats, 14 tattoos and endless laughter.

Entries by Kel Kelly

If You're Not Vocal Against Police Violence and Violence Against Police You're Part of the Problem

(9) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 6:11 AM

The recent ambush and killing of two NYC police officers is heartbreaking and wrong on every level. Violence is never the right path. Let me repeat that -- violence is never the right path.

However, I am struck by the huge disparity in response from when a cop kills...

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The Danger to Runners From Drunk or Distracted Drivers

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 11:31 AM


A few years ago I gave up running and became obsessed with the Insanity workout program. As a 51-year-old mother of four, Insanity kept me in shape without taking a toll on my body. I vowed to never run again.

I should...

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Howard Stern, Please Don't Be a Rob Portman!

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 1:17 PM

An open letter to Howard Stern:

Hey, now, Howard, please don't be a Rob Portman!

It's been a year since my last post asking you to stop using the r-word/s (retard/retarded). As I stated previously, the r-word is a slur against people with intellectual disabilities. It's hurtful to...

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Hey Now Howard Stern! Please Stop Using the R-Word

(104) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 1:56 PM

An open letter to Howard Stern:

Hey now, Howard!

I'm a fan. I love almost everything about you. I love how much you love Beth. I love the unwavering loyalty you have towards Robin and Fred. I love and laugh every time you call Gary "Baba Booey" or "Fafa...

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The Pope and Renouncing My MBA From Assumption College

(88) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Ironically, I sent the following letter to the President of Assumption College on the same day Pope Benedict announced his resignation:

February 11, 2013

Mr. Francesco Cesareo
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Dear Mr. Cesareo,

It's ironic that Pope Benedict announced his resignation today...

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The Sandy Hook School Shootings Didn't Happen Because We Don't Allow God in Schools

(134) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 9:31 AM

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was recently quoted as saying that he is not surprised by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings because we have "systematically removed God" from public schools.

Earth to Governor Huckabee -- The shootings in Newtown Connecticut didn't happen because we don't allow God...

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Social Media's Word Hijacking

(8) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 1:50 PM

I grew up in the '70s. Things were so different back then. Bad hair wasn't a day, it was a way of life. The only thing hotter than a mood ring was a pet rock. We wore polyester everything and danced to disco music blaring from our 8-track tapes while...

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I Don't Want to Be This Gay

(52) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 2:28 PM

You know the one-dimensional friends who show up in your Facebook timeline and their posts are always about the same subject matter? The friend who is addicted to some type of fitness program and every post professes her love for something that rhymes with "toomba." The friend who wants you...

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Equal Rights Shouldn't Have an Asterisk

(150) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 6:35 PM

Right or wrong, I have become acutely aware that all of a sudden, I take it as a personal affront that my friends would vote for any candidate who does not support gay rights. As a gay woman, I have always respected the diversity of people's opinions and believe that...

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