Kelly joined the WREX team as an account executive in July 2014 and took on the role of Local Sales Manager in April 2021. Previously, she was the Executive Director at Growth Dimensions, the economic development organization for Belvidere-Boone County, where she worked since 2004. During her tenure at Growth Dimensions, Kelly worked closely with community and business leaders in the efforts to grow, retain and attract business development in the Northern Illinois area.
“For the past 17 years, I’ve worked with local and regional businesses to help them identify tools to help them thrive in a community. During my time at WREX, it’s been highly rewarding to see the level of impact our advertising campaigns can have on business growth. I’m fortunate to be part of a top-notch team at WREX, where we can offer an outstanding and effective product to our advertisers.”
Kelly was born and raised in Hampshire, IL and moved to the Rockford area in 2001. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She enjoys being an active member in the community and has served on various boards during her professional career in the area.
Kelly is a proud mom of three children: Milania, Anthony and Clara. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, staying active outdoors and working on the next fitness goal.