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Mother, wife, entrepreneur; founder and CEO, Kel & Partners
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.