Cultivating Future Leaders
Since joining Gresham Smith in 2000, Kelly has served in a variety of technical, operational and client-development roles, demonstrating a compassionate leadership style and an ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships. As Chief Development and Engagement Officer, Kelly oversees recruitment, retention and the firm’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging program, as well as the professional development and growth of our employees. She also spearheads Gresham Smith’s community, civic and client engagement across our 24 office locations.
Outside of the office, Kelly is a highly recognized and respected executive in the Nashville area business community. She was named a Woman of Influence by Nashville Business Journal and is a member of the Board of Directors for the NAIOP Nashville chapter, where she serves on the on the Executive Committee. Kelly sits on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and on the board of Advancing Women in Nashville (AWIN). She previously chaired the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee.