“Kelly did an outstanding job capturing my commitment to extraordinary patient care. I'm humbled by the attention and praise I've received in the medical community as a result of her beautifully written piece.”
-Andrew A. Chang, MD, MPH, ACO Lead Physician, Kings County Hospital Center
“As soon as Kelly came on board as the Content Manager for The Fund's online identities, we knew we were about to raise our level of awareness and outreach in a significant way. She dedicated herself to learning all facets of our work and that showed in all the content she created.
Kelly put together a robust social media plan which we were able to enact very quickly due to its clarity and thoroughness. Her engaging, creative cross-platform messages drove up our number of Twitter and Facebook followers and heightened awareness internally across our organization.
Kelly's work with our Guns Down, Life Up anti-violence program and campaign was particularly valuable. She was a key leader in the creation of our separate Guns Down, Life Up social media identities and dedicated website.
A valuable, dedicated team player, Kelly’s energy, enthusiasm, and great skill were a tremendous asset to our important work.”
-Christina Powell, Senior Director, The Fund, fundraising arm of NYC Health + Hospitals
“The Independent Living Association has benefitted from the talents of Kelly Kass for more than a decade. She has scripted several videos that we are successfully using for fundraising and training. She even shot and narrated the footage.
Through her work, Kelly has branded this Agency as a helping organization which has translated into a continual flow of new donors who, through their generosity, helps ILA fulfill its mission. Similarly, her training videos clearly and effectively communicate important information to more than 600 staff working in 33 different locations.
Kelly is a longtime contributor to ILA’s newsletter, and of all the writers that work for this Agency, I have chosen Kelly to handle my personal communications to staff, which she also does quite effectively.
She is a results oriented leader, always working within budget and completing projects in a timely manner. She interacts respectfully and warmly with people from all walks of life, and has truly become a cherished member of the ILA family.”
- Arthur Palevsky, Executive Director, Independent Living Association
“I have worked with Kelly for several years on projects ranging from web content to editorial pieces. She is a joy to work with - not only because her editing skills are superb but because she also has an uncanny knack for almost reading your thoughts and getting them down on paper exactly the way you wish you could if you had the writing talent she has! Her editing of my website copy has garnered many compliments but more importantly it has helped me increase my lecture bookings, media appearances and forensic client base.“
-Dr. Barbara Kirwin, acclaimed forensic psychologist and television commentator
“As Editor of simply-communicate, Kelly led the reporting team and directed the editorial content of the site with passion and dedication.
During that time the readership grew from a handful of internal communications professionals to 124,000 visitors each year. Some of the articles Kelly has personally written have been downloaded tens of thousands of times. Our readership grew 60% from 2012-2013 alone.
In her editorial duties, Kelly is always diligent and professional. She ran our weekly editorial conferences and delivered an excellent weekly magazine month after month. Kelly also wrote and anchored our monthly web tv program – simplyTV – and represented simply-communicate at major events around the world.
She has interviewed hundreds of leading figures in Corporate Communications forging relationships with large companies such as Walmart, Philips and Siemens. We at simply-communicate continue to express the editorial voice Kelly helped to create for the publication.”
-Marc Wright, Publisher, simply-communicate.com
“I worked closely with Kelly on a benchmarking report on internal communications and employee engagement that I was preparing for a major global pharmaceutical company. The report focused on identifying best practice across all industries, and Kelly provided significant input and content based on a detailed research brief that I provided. At that time, I was based in the Middle East, and Kelly was based in New York. Despite the time difference and distances involved, we successfully collaborated via Skype and e-mail.
Kelly immediately understood the brief and contributed both insights and practical suggestions on the scope of the report from the very start. Using her extensive knowledge of contemporary best practice, she quickly identified suitable companies who could be approached to take part in the report, and interviewed the necessary contacts within a very quick time to capture the information required. Combined with her first-rate and highly accurate analysis, she was able to provide content that was greatly appreciated by the client and helped take their internal communication function to the next level.
On a personal basis, Kelly is a great person to work with. She has a collaborative, opening and listening style, which together with her solid knowledge of best practice and outstanding organisational, research and writing skills, makes her a great person to have on one’s team.”
-Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, Global Internal Communications Professional
“Kelly is a communicator of multiple talents, and I should know, because I've worked with her over the years in her role as a videographer, a video editor, a communications manager, and a writer and editor. She has a great eye for what is so critical in communications today: being visual, without being superficial, and being concise, without abandoning storytelling. Kelly tackles all of these tasks with good humor and a spirit of collaboration. In her reporting and writing, she has demonstrated time and again her ability to put people at ease and emerge with a thoughtful and enlightening story.”
-Jim Ylisela, President, Duff Media Partners