Kelly is an insurance professional and strategic business partner. His focus is making business owners more successful via proactive problem solving, tailored protection, clear communication and reliable service.
Kelly has over 25 years of experience in business, insurance, leadership, media relations, government affairs, and community engagement. His experience includes work in diverse environments: large corporation, small business, state government, municipal government, political campaigns, chambers of commerce, and nonprofit organizations. Kelly has a successful track record as a leader in crisis communication situations, public policy issues, catastrophe response, and proactive media campaigns.
As a leader, Kelly has a passion for coaching, developing people, problem solving, reputation management and serving customers. He emphasizes positive messaging, an engaging entrepreneurial spirit, coalition building, and continuous learning. Kelly has led professional teams responsible for media, government, and philanthropic relations in multiple states from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and Canada.
He began his insurance career in auto claims. Working in three different locations in six years, Kelly honed his customer-service skills and business acumen to handle claims and help policyholders recover from losses as quickly as possible. He became resource for other team member on many issues such as: policy questions, negligence & liability investigations, subrogation, and attorney negotiations.
Community engagement is important to Kelly. His board service includes; Knights of Columbus, Tulsa County Board of Adjustment, Jenks City Council, Mayor of Jenks, Chambers of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Safe Kids and Rebuilding Together Tulsa. Kelly enjoys out-door ranch work, reading, physical fitness, traveling adventures, pheasant hunting and dog training.