Kelley Strong, CITP

Vice President, Incentives

Kelley leads the Etherio incentive team, mentoring and developing a team of highly motivated and skilled incentive experts. She manages key client relationships and designs and executes exceptional incentive and VIP travel experiences.

Before Etherio, Kelley was a Meeting and Event senior planner for American Express in NYC and Atlanta. She was also a Manager of Incentives for WorldTravel Meetings and Incentives (now BCD Travel), was a Managing Director of Events for Czarnowski Collective, and owned her own event business, PlanIt Strong, for the past 15 years, where she planned and operated high-end international incentive trips and customer events. Kelley has a BS in marketing from Missouri State University and a minor in French. She is a CITP (Certified Incentive Travel Professional) from the Tuck-WBENC Executive program at Dartmouth College. Kelley volunteers with the Insight Program, a non-profit organization that promotes and advocates for adolescents’ mental health.

Kelley planned the winning Super Bowl party for the GreenBay Packers in Dallas, which had 600 guests and Kid Rock as the entertainment. Some of her hobbies include paddleboarding, hiking, golf, her dogs, and traveling to see her kids in Asheville and Lake Oconee. Proud mom, her son is following in Kelley’s hospitality footsteps, working at the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee, and her daughter starts grad school in August as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

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