Kevin Kelly joined the Communications Department after 19 years of experience at Ogilvy & Mather, a global advertising agency in New York, where he was a creative director, senior partner and an operating board member. One of Kelly’s main clients at Ogilvy was Kimberly-Clark (Huggies), which he handled for over twelve years and helped Huggies become the #1 diaper in America. He also worked with the following clients: American Express, Kraft, Lipton and Hershey. Before working at Ogilvy, Kelly spent five years at Bonneville Media Communications in Salt Lake City as a senior copywriter and producer, where his key account was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kelly was also asked in 2005-2008 to chair a media task force, under the direction of Elder M. Russell Ballard, charged with the assignment to find new ways to use paid media to enhance the missionary efforts of the church.
Kelly graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., with a B.F.A. in film. He and his wife, Khaliel, live in Provo and are the parents of nine children and thirteen grandchildren. Kelly loves the musical theatre. He co-authored The Ark, a musical about Noah and his family, with Michael McLean, which premiered off-Broadway in 2005. Kelly delivered the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communications in 2008.