Kelli helps clients improve their leadership, stakeholder engagement, PR and media relations strategies. Prior to working with Benchmark, she was the Assistant Superintendent of Communication for one of the nation’s largest public school systems. There, she successfully managed a range of communication initiatives and strategic plans to engage employees, parents and the community to support the school’s goals. She used multiple communication formats, including print and electronic media, video programming and social media.

She also managed media and crisis issues that attracted local and national attention, including: the H1N1 pandemic, weapons and violence issues, deaths, budget cuts, controversial bond elections, flooding, lost children and other topics. Kelli earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Master of Education from the University of Houston. She and her husband enjoy family time, and mentoring engaged couples to build stronger marriages.