Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, marketing, communications and public relations working on both the state and local levels in urban and rural environments.
Kelly started her career in Raleigh as a consultant to the newly formed regional economic development marketing groups in North Carolina, helping them design and execute a program of work that would equally represent multiple counties with varying needs and resources. Through the regional partnerships, she set up marketing programs, developed client materials and provided training for 33 county development organizations in the state. Kelly has served as Deputy Director of Development for the North Carolina Global TransPark, Project Manager for Northern Kentucky Tri-ED in the Cincinnati metro area, Director of Product Marketing for Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development in Virginia, Vice President of Client Development for North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Partnership, Director of Recruitment for Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development and Assistant Director for Brunswick County Economic Development.
As a native of North Carolina, and a longtime resident of Shallotte, she is excited about the opportunity to utilize the experience gained in economic development and allow her to further contribute to the exciting growth and development of the South Brunswick Islands. Kelly is a CCIM Candidate, North Carolina Economic Developers Association member, Board of Directors of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeast North Carolina, the NC REALTORS® Economic Development Committee, Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women), the International Council of Shopping Centers, former Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Past Chair of the South Brunswick Islands Business Development Committee. Kelly was just honored as the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeast North Carolina Member of the Year for 2019 and her father and business partner, David Stuart, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Commercial Real Estate. Kelly and David are proud to be a part of the Intracoastal Realty team and look forward to working with you on your commercial real estate needs.