Kelly Nelson, President
South Carolina Aquarium
Kelly is the communications coordinator for the South Carolina Aquarium, where she has honed her talents in the disciplines of writing, email marketing and cheesy, sea life themed puns. Previously, she was the marketing director for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley in Knoxville while serving in AmeriCorps.
She is passionate about marketing for nonprofits, a career path she chose after interning at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. She enjoys addressing the unique challenge that nonprofits face to tell stories that inspire while also working toward accomplishing their missions.
Originally from Delaware, Kelly moved to South Carolina to attend Furman University and o-fish-ally made Charleston her home in 2014. When she’s not working, you might find her brewing beer, running, or exploring Charleston’s many fin-tastic attractions and jaw-some restaurants.