Gwendolyn (Gwen) Kelly is responsible for managing marketing initiatives for the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. With more than 20 years of experience, Gwen is a veteran marketing professional who injects strategic insight into multiple areas of marketing process.
Previously as a client-side marketer, she managed the multicultural advertising initiative for American Family Insurance.
Through a variety of advertising agency media management roles including Associate Media Director for Burrell Communications Group in Chicago, IL where she was responsible for the media management of the Proctor & Gamble and Sears accounts. She has also worked at other leading advertising agencies including E. Morris Communications, Wells Rich Greene, Tracy Locke and DDB/Needham. Gwen brings a tremendous amount of expertise, insight and leadership to her current position.
A diverse group of non-profit and civic organizations have been the beneficiaries of Gwen’s talent, time and commitment to community. She has served in leadership roles and on the boards of a number of local and national community service organizations including Girl Scouts of the USA.
Gwen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (B.S. in Broadcast Communications), attended Illinois State University for graduate study in Mass Communications and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Webster University.