Kelly Murphy (she/her) joined RW Jones in 2023 after nearly a decade of serving as a media relations guru for two separate institutions in the Chicagoland area: Saint Xavier University and North Central College. Prior to making the jump into higher education, she worked for an NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa.
Kelly is an accomplished and strategic communication professional with a successful track record in directing and implementing comprehensive public relations strategies. She is proficient at enhancing brand reputation, engaging with diverse stakeholders, and driving impactful messaging across various platforms. Kelly has proven her expertise in media relations, thought leadership, digital media management, and crisis communication.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in journalism from Monmouth College, and an MBA in digital marketing from Saint Xavier University.
Kelly and her partner, Jason, live in Illinois with their very spoiled and large Sheepadoodle, Finley. As a self-proclaimed “crazy dog lady” and lover of animals, Kelly spends her free time enjoying nature hikes with Jason and Finley, or playing one of their many board games from their vast [and growing] library.