Chris Kelley, Founder and Principal
Chris Kelley has more than 35 years’ experience in the journalism, interactive content and strategic communications fields. He is a passionate advocate for partners, working with them to develop influential content in all media formats (print, video, web and social media) that inspires targeted audiences to action. Chris is an expert in media relations and story-telling, having worked 27 years for Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., where he served as editor of DallasNews.com, website of The Dallas Morning News, and as a news reporter for 18 years. His video productions, which may be viewed in the Gallery, have received wide acclaim. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he is the author of four books, numerous publications and websites, among them KERA’s Trinity River Texas website. Current partners include the SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity, MPD Ventures Inc., Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, Refugee Services of Texas, Leadership Worth Following and others. He may dress like an engineer, but don't let that fool you. He is a highly creative soul.
Sheryl Kelley, General Manager & Chief Culture Officer
Culture is created and maintained by communication, and effective communication begins with research. Most often, the best stories intersect and reflect culture—the place where impact happens—and most all of our clients’ moving stories begin with good questions. Sheryl Kelley leads our research efforts, uncovering angles, vistas and points of view for our projects—groundwork tilled, nurtured and harvested into stories that inform, educate and delight our clients’ audiences. An International Affairs and French major at Texas Christian University, Sheryl also manages our books, keeps Chris and Mac humbled as first-draft reviewer, and generally revels in consuming local and global news for the benefit of clients and mankind.
Mac Boles, Principal
Mac Boles has been telling stories as a writer and as a filmmaker for as long as he can remember. From directing and acting in no-budget action flicks with friends to producing professional videos for big-time Texas clients, his subject matter may have changed over the years, but his passion for the medium has only gotten stronger. Mac graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M with a degree in English and a minor in Film Studies. In May 2016, he earned a master's degree in Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. At the Kelley Group, Mac oversees all technical aspects of video production, serves as principal writer on many creative projects, builds websites, and assists in managing all aspects of media relations. He can jump over tall buildings, too. He served as curator (and built the website) for the James Pratt Collection at the SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity.
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