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Kathi Kelly

By: MPI Georgia | Oct 1, 2017

KathiKellyKSLResortsKathi Kelly
Regional Director of Sales, Southeast
KSL Resorts
Member since: 1990

 


Kathi is a true, lifetime contributor to the MPI Georgia Chapter.  A summary of the accolades for her volunteer work on numerous committees over the years is too numerous to list.  

Her favorite role is working with the Fall Classic Committee. Kathi’s an avid golfer. She looks forward to industry events where she can swing her club, and connect with colleagues at the same time. But it’s not all golf, all the time. Kathi keeps busy as a board member for SITE Southeast, and chairs the annual Southern Supper.

Her late father, Bill Cambre, Vice President of Eastern Airlines, served as President of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB). Kathi traveled quite a bit growing up, and decided on a career in the hospitality industry early on. One of her favorite memories happened at the Hospitality Industry Prayer Breakfast in 2007. Ricky Steele, 1992 Chapter President, led the program. He made a comment about the Cobb Energy Center being located on the spot that once was the Eastern Air Lines Reservation Center.

“If it wasn’t for a great man with Eastern Air Lines, Mr. Bill Cambre, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Ricky spoke about how Bill recognized his work ethic, and helped him get his business off the ground. Kathi had no idea her dad had been Ricky’s mentor. When Ricky returned to their table, Kathi told him that Bill was her father. Of course, they hugged and both had tears in their eyes. To this day, Kathi is certain that her dad continues to provide guidance.  

 

 

 

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