Kelli Parsons advises executive teams and boards of directors to manage risk, create reputational capital, and grow business and societal value. She leads global corporate advisory, integrating corporate and financial communication, ESG counsel, crisis management, public affairs, and business transformation.
As Chief Communications Officer at United Technologies, Kelli led the multi-stakeholder communication strategy for the company’s transformation, including its integration of Rockwell Collins, spins of Carrier and Otis, and $74 billion merger with Raytheon.
Previously at Fannie Mae, Kelli rebuilt trust and reputation during the historic turnaround of the $3 trillion housing finance company. As CCO, she authored the strategy and message to foster purpose among employees and communicate the company’s progress to policy makers and regulators, investors, and consumers. For these achievements, PRWeek recognized Kelli as a most powerful leader and Fannie Mae as in-house communications team of the year.
Earlier, Kelli led H+K’s corporate practice, the firm’s largest global client relationship, and its New York and Washington, DC markets.
Kelli began her career as an award-winning television journalist. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. She serves on the Page Society and IPR boards of trustees.