Kelly began her career in publishing and editorial management 1989. Being Editor-In-Chief and Senior Editor of various publications in the San Francisco Bay area, and later, back in Austin (Texas), she enjoyed the world of media industry magazines. In 1995, Kelly was recognized and awarded for her publishing excellence. Kelly stretched even further in the communications industry by establishing her own Public Relations/Marketing Firm in 1998. In time, other larger firms noticed her work and recruited her to join them as Director of Public Relations and Marketing, where she flourished for 18 years. Kelly joined TAG Benefits Group in 2016, bringing her marketing abilities to engage with the Allstate EA Channel and their clients along with decision makers of independent and corporate businesses in need of customized benefit programs.