Kelley Haggert is principal and strategic communications consultant with little red writing & communications, a consultancy with core capabilities in integrated communication and content strategy, thought leadership, and corporate and crisis communications. Founded in 2017, the firm has been engaged by Loyola University Chicago, ATLAS Space Operations, and Work For Impact. Strategic support includes rebuilding Loyola’s Communications and Content function and developing a profile platform for the president; providing reputation management and thought leadership programs for the ATLAS Space Operations C-suite; and developing a global marketing and communications strategy in support of Work For Impact’s spring 2020 launch, including internal communications with the remote workforce and freelancer community, social media, and paid media strategy.
Kelley’s previous experience spans 15+ years with the world’s top for profit and nonprofit organizations including The Walt Disney Company, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase. She built the first ever internal communications function at The Walt Disney Studios (merging it with PR to become Global Communications); established the first internal communications function and strategy for BMGF including establishing the Foundation’s values, intranet, and leadership event series; and built the Global Marketing function for the Commercial Card division of JPMC.
Kelley began her career in sports broadcasting PR, working in the publicity department of TSN (The Sports Network) in her native Toronto, Canada. A former world-class competitive athlete and member of Canada’s National Rhythmic Gymnastics team for six years, she has always been passionate about women in sport (health and wellness) and actively supported the community. She serves as a strategic advisor to Loyola’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) – top tier DI athletes interested in branding, profile building, and post-playing career development.
Kelley received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Radio & TV Arts from Ryerson University, as well as a bachelor’s degree with honors in English Literature from the University of Toronto.