Meet Kelly! Sr. Marketing Specialist at Comcast

What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?
Kelly:  I’m responsible for the marketing strategy for the Freedom Region. I manage our local acquisition and upgrade tactics, including mail, media, events and sponsorships, as well as provide support for our sales channels and XFINITY Stores. I love that my job lets me be creative and is always having me do something different, and I get to work with so many other organizations both inside and outside of our business. It can be a challenge to time manage, but I work with a great team to always get the job done.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Kelly: I’ve had the pleasure of working for some exceptional women at Comcast, and have been paired with some amazing mentors through the WICT mentoring program. I’m always interested in seeing how different professional women handle themselves and I ask a lot of questions and act on their advice.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Kelly: My top three favorite TV shows are The West Wing, The Wire and The OC. Right now, I love Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and Modern Family. I’m a big TV watcher so I definitely work for the right company. And my favorite movie is William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (yes, the Leo one).

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Kelly:  I became an ordained minister online to officiate my best friend’s wedding last year. I also ran for state representative in 2012 and was on the ballot under President Obama.

What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Kelly: I previously served on the board, but I’d classify myself as an active member now. I attend every event I can make because they’re always fabulous events that I get a lot out of. I enjoy getting to meet and network with women from all different parts of the industry, sometimes in roles I never knew existed.

Why do you think WICT is important?
Kelly: Women need to support and build each other up through organizations like WICT that provides both leadership and career training, guidance, perspective and a sense of community. There are programs I’ve participated in through WICT that I would not have had access to otherwise.