Kelley Chunn & Associates (KCA) is a state-certified, DBE award winning collaborative consultancy based in Boston. KCA is marking 25 years of providing strategic communications, cause marketing and public relations services designed to promote diversity, inclusion and social change in academic, government, for-profit and non-profit institutions and businesses. A thought leader, Kelley Chunn, the Principal, is also a speaker and freelance writer. Contact Kelley!

In April of 2013, Simmons College presented Chunn with an award for professional leadership. In 2012, the City of Boston declared May 1st ”Kelley Chunn Day” to recognize KCA’s 20th anniversary. Among the many-noted KCA team projects:
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  • The Tobacco Education Campaign to “Make Smoking History.”
  • The Amistad Freedom vessel’s first trip to the Boston Waterfront
  • The “Sisters Together, Move More, Eat Better” obesity prevention campaign
  • The United Way Campaign for Gillette (P&G)
  • The Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan Transit Needs Study for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

KCA’s broad range of client partners have included MassDOT, Edvestors, the Boston Campaign for Proficiency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, City of Boston Empowerment Zone, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, the Museum of African American History, Emerson College, Simmons College, Harvard University, Third Sector New England, the Boston Women’s Fund, Gillette Company (now Procter & Gamble), Staples, the Boston Public Health Commission, the National Institutes of Health, The MA Department of Public Health, The Wang Center (Citi Center) for the Performing Arts, WGBH-TV, the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN-TV) WGBH-TV, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Working Mother magazine’s international multicultural initiative.

KCA has produced radio and video products for among others, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Education Campaign, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Women’s Fund, the National Institutes of Health and The Susan Komen Foundation.

An award winning consultancy, KCA has been featured or quoted in the Boston Business Journal, Boston Women’s Business, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, the Bay State Banner, PR Week, Business Week, Color Magazine, CVB-TV’s CityLine, WBUR Radio and CSPAN. Women’s Business named KCA one of the top 10 public relations firms in the New England region.

Kelley Chunn, the principal, has also served as host of the BNN-TV program called “Third Spaces” which examined arts and culture in the city of Boston. Chunn also has blogged for the Bay State Banner.

She is a graduate of Brighton High School in Boston, New York University and the Simmons College Graduate School of Communications Management, She has taught and guest lectured at several schools including Northeastern University, Simmons College, Brandeis University’s Heller School, American University in Rome and Jos TV College in Nigeria. She began her career as a TV news writer and producer for the three network affiliates (Channels 4, 5 and 7) in Boston before briefly moving to Nigeria to serve as consultant to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Kelley serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a member of Beth Israel Board of Overseers, acting president of the Roxbury Cultural District and a board member of the Boston Chapter of the PR Society of America. She also is affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists, the Public Relations Society of America, Boston Women Communicators, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Multicultural Committee, Dudley Main Streets and the Ad Club of Greater Boston.
Actions do speak louder than words: We believe in the principle of cause-related marketing through which you make a difference and foster valuable relationships by strategically aligning your organization with a social cause.

Community Relations: Stay in touch with your “grass roots” audience because they act as a powerful reality check.

Media Relations: To generate coverage, clearly define your message and provide information that is newsworthy. Of course, it also helps to develop relationships with the media. There are no guarantees – only access.

Corporate Communications: Figure out who you are and what you stand for. Then tell your internal and external audiences about it – consistently.

Event Planning: It takes time, money and logistical support to build excitement and attendance for a major event.

Public Affairs: Help to shape your regulatory environment by developing effective involvement in public policy.

“I admire the work Kelley’s doing …particularly her passing on information to people of color… I was impressed with her planning of a seminar and reception at Northeastern University… I’ve never spoken at an event that was so well-developed.”

Terrie Williams President of the Terrie Williams Agency, Public Relations & Communications
You constantly need to make the right decisions at the right time to make your organization a success. Hire Kelley today to facilitate a workshop and/or be a speaker today at your next meeting or conference. She has over 25 years experience in dealing with strategic marketing and public relations, multicultural and urban marketing, issues management and leveraging networks.

She has spoken, moderated or appeared as a panelist at numerous events including: 2017 Parent Professional Advocacy League Annual Conference; 2016 Talk About the Presidential Election for Boston Women Communicators; 2016 Marketing for Small Businesses, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council; 2016 Liberty Mutual Presentation on Marketing for Non-Profits; COMTO National Conference in Boston 2015; Simmons College Women’s College Week 2013; the Massachusetts State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Assistance 2010 Conference; Simmons College 2008 Conference, “The Power of Our Presence;” Massachusetts Annual Travel & Tourism Conference 2007; Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government 2007; Emerson College 2007; New England Regional Ethnic Health Disparities Conference 2007; Be the Media Conference 2005 and 2010; and the Multicultural Symposium series 2010 at UMASS Boston.

She has also taught at Northeastern University, Emerson College, Simmons College and Brandeis University’s Heller School.

In today’s cluttered market space, it is important to keep your team energized and focused on your goals with the right tools, skill sets and extensive networks to make your organization a success.

Hire Kelley to facilitate a workshop and/or be a speaker today. Contact Kelley
2016 20/20 Diversity Award, The Ad Club of Greater Boston

2013 Boston Women Communicators 19th Annual Legacy Award

2013 Professional Leadership Award, Simmons College, at the Black Alumnae/I Symposium 2013.

2011 – Present: Governor Deval Patrick appoints Kelley Chunn to the Office of Supplier Diversity Advisory Board

2010 – Present: Governor Deval Patrick appointed Kelley Chunn as a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

2008: Readers of Women’s Business magazine voted KCA one of the top 10 public relations practitioners in greater Boston.

2005: The Global Diversity Group Award for contributions to urban and minority entrepreneurship.

2004: “Love Work Life Olympic Gold Medal Award” presented by Martha Fields of Fields Associates, Inc.

1998: White House Recognition for the obesity prevention campaign “Sisters Together. Move More. Eat Better.”

1987: Ohio State Award for TV documentary, “Empty Plates . . . Hunger at Home.”

1986: 3 Emmy Award Nominations for local Public Affairs Programming.

1981: Emmy Award Nominee for local Public Affairs Programming.

1977: Appointed Commissioner, Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Kelley is passionate about working on projects that have a positive impact on our world. She strongly believes, giving back to communities helps build brands and companies. In addition to specializing in multicultural and cause related marketing and public relations for more than 25 years, Kelley has served as the following:

  • An Assistant Professor of public relations and marketing at Northeastern University.
  • A news and public affairs writer and producer at TV stations 4, 5, and 7 in Boston.
  • A media consultant to the Nigerian government’s National Television Authority in West Africa in 1982; and a
  • Senior communications specialist for MassHousing.

In 2017, the Boston Business Journal profiled Kelley Chunn as a “woman of influence.” In 2008, Kelley was recognized by readers of Women’s Business as one of the top ten (10) public relations practitioners in the Greater Boston area which is a true testament to how dedicated she is to working to promote her varied clientele.

She was also featured in the Spring 2006 issue of Business Week’s Small Business Magazine and Business Week SMALLBIZ Online and has appeared on C-SPAN, and been quoted in a variety of publications including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Boston Banner, The Wall Street Journal, PR Week and Women’s Business Magazine.

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“I admire the work Kelley’s doing …particularly her passing on information to people of color… I was impressed with her planning of a seminar and reception at Northeastern University… I’ve never spoken at an event that was so well-developed.”

Terrie Williams President of the Terrie Williams Agency, Public Relations & Communications


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