Kelly Marshall joined the Alabama Rivers Alliance team in mid-2015 bringing significant experience in public relations and communication strategies. She has been an avid believer in and promoter of the wealth of talent, cultural history and natural beauty throughout Alabama for many years. Prior to joining ARA, she managed the public relations campaigns for Birmingham Artwalk, Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (now Sidewalk Film Festival), Birmingham Arts & Music Festival and other events. In addition to her non-profit and event experience, Kelly also developed and implemented communication strategies for a variety of companies including Simply Fashion, Confederate Motor Company, Village Tavern, WorkPlay and many more.
She is currently on the Birmingham Artwalk Board of Directors and has volunteered for the annual arts festival for more nearly fifteen years. She keeps busy by watching nearly everything on TV, wrangling her giant sheepdog Dignan and occasionally pretending to paint.