Kelly Cooper

Director of Account Services

Kelly has spent 15 years developing strategic public relations and marketing communications solutions for clients in a broad range of industries including renewable energy, consumer goods and services, health care, finance, and elementary and secondary education. As Director of Account Services for Parris, she represents clients including Shawnee Mission Health, Tradewind Energy, QuikTrip, and VanTrust Real Estate, among others.

Kelly’s areas of expertise include strategy and message development, media relations, event planning, consumer relations, public issues management, internal communications and crisis management.  She brings a strong client service mentality to Parris, and her clients can vouch for her responsive and dedicated approach.

Kelly’s work in events management, integrated communications, media relations and crisis communication has been recognized by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America every year since 2005. Among the honors, she led the Parris Communications team efforts which earned a silver PRISM award for the Smashburger Olathe grand opening event. She was an integral part of the account team which accumulated more than 310 million media impressions for the Cambria Cove product launch from 2009-2011. And most recently, her work guiding integrated communications for the National Transportation Review Board was awarded a gold PRISM.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A native of the Kansas City area, she loves cheering for the home team! When time allows, she enjoys volunteering in her daughter’s school and working on home improvement projects. On her “Parris Fridays”, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.