Kelly Cooper

Vice President

On a daily basis, Kelly develops strategic public relations and marketing communications solutions for clients in a broad range of industries including renewable energy, consumer goods and services, healthcare, finance, and commercial real estate development.

Kelly’s areas of expertise include strategy and message development, media relations, crisis communications planning and management, digital strategy, event planning, consumer relations, public issues management and internal communications. She brings a strong client service mentality to Parris, and her clients can vouch for her responsive, collaborative 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. 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. Kelly and her husband are proud parents of two young daughters and one fur-baby they lovingly refer to as “The Roxinator”.