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Kelly Messerly, CTA

Marketing Content Manager
aka Editorial Ace

Kelly tells stories for a living – stories about what makes Grand Rapids a great travel destination. “I get to deal in good news,” she says. “I’m lucky to have a gig that tells the positive stories of our community while also advocating for, and contributing to, its continual improvement.”

Whether it’s the tale of a new restaurant or a new accessibility feature, whether it’s told in an online blog or our annual Visitors Guide, every editorial item passes through Kelly. She identifies traveler-tantalizing stories, works with writers and designers to present them in a captivating fashion, and then makes sure they reach the intended audiences.

I love trying new places to eat.

Bio Bits:

  • Her appetite for new and novel extends to dining – “I love trying new places to eat and there’s always something new popping up in Grand Rapids”  
  • Recommends Grove restaurant for its separate vegetarian menu … and butterscotch pudding!
  • Loves the view of the city skyline heading toward downtown on Lake Michigan Drive

Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in English literature – a combo that propels her push for enlightening and engaging stories about Grand Rapids and Kent County.

Kelly Messerly, Marketing Content Manager

Kelly Messerly, Marketing Content Manager

Photo Credit: Experience Grand Rapids


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