Kelly Parker moved back to Northwest Arkansas three years ago to further her career in tourism. When not serving the JLNWA, Kelly can be found traveling, relaxing at the beach, spending time with her friends and family, attending sporting events, going to concerts, and watching her favorite television shows.
Kelly grew up in Memphis, Tennessee after moving from Mississippi. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a degree in Dietetics and a second degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Management. Kelly has worked for a hotel property, restaurant, and a non-profit organization planning all their events. She currently works for a Destination Marketing Organization, Visit Rogers, which is a division of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, were she works as the Marketing Communications Manager. Kelly also enjoys planning and coordinating weddings on the side in her spare time.
Kelly joined the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas in August 2015 after moving back to Northwest Arkansas. She served as the Moonlight Masquerade Chair for two years and is excited to serve as the Executive Vice President for the second year.
Kelly serves on the Rogers Cycling Festival committee and is a part of the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders program. She is an active board member of the Rogers Activity Center and she will be in the Leadership Benton County graduate. Kelly volunteers for the NW Arkansas Championship, LPGA tour stop, each June. Kelly is in her third year as the Recruitment & Marketing Advisor for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. She also serves on the committee for the Hustle In Heels – Ladies Lead NWA, a program through the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas has been a wonderful experience for me. I look forward to continuing my Junior League career by volunteering in the community, leading with great role models, and joining more boards within the community.