Key Personnel at Kelley & Associates, a Memphis Advertising Agency
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Key Personnel

Christi Kelley

Christi Kelley

President & CEO

Christi is intricately involved in the supervision and coordination of all accounts. She is an exceptional strategist who brings the knowledge, skills and understanding to create effective marketing plans that achieve measurable impacts. She has been a strong leader in the agency since 1985, spearheading the company’s growth into regional and national accounts. Christi has also been instrumental in building the promotional history of Kelley & Associates through all aspects of coordination including communication strategy, content development, brand management, media planning & buying, and mobilizing people to action. She has successfully managed people, projects, processes and brands in both the public and private sectors.

Kim Strickland

Kim Strickland

Vice President & Senior Art Director

Kim is responsible for the design, development and execution of leading-edge creative concepts as well as the delivery of services to clients and the professional development of junior staff. Her work has earned multiple accolades in the MarCom, Summit International, Aster, and Communicator Awards. Kim has served a variety of agency clients in a diverse range of industries. She also serves as a member of Meritan’s Board of Directors. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design from Mississippi State University.

Elise Herron

Elise Herron

Director of Media & Communications

Elise serves as the agency lead on account management and service, partnering with clients to create multifaceted solutions for their communications goals. After joining Kelley & Associates in 2011, Elise quickly advanced to a leadership role in client development and relationships through her consistent ability to drive multiple teams that achieve meaningful results. In addition to supervising all public relations and copywriting projects — she oversees all media placement, streamlining the overall direction and execution of each campaign. Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Florida.