Kelly Evans has more than 25 years public affairs experience in the Pacific Northwest. Her background is in coalition management, strategic planning, media and public relations and issue management.
Kelly’s current work includes advising numerous public officials, managing complex public policy issues and providing strategic advice to clients including non-profits, community organizations and corporations.Her work is primarily focused in the Pacific Northwest, at the state and local level on issues such as energy, health care, transportation and education.
Over the past two decades, Kelly Evans has managed a number of statewide and local issue-based political campaigns. In addition, she served as Executive Director for the Earth Day Network –the international organization coordinating 30th Anniversary celebrations of Earth Day across the world.
Kelly played the lead consulting role in the campaign to elect Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in 2017. In 2008, she managed Governor Chris Gregoire’s successful 2008 re-election campaign, turning the closest Governor’s race in the nation into a six-point win and remains an advisor to the former Governor. Prior to starting her own practice, Kelly Evans was Vice President of Public Affairs for APCO Worldwide.
Kelly serves on the boards of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA Youth & Government. Kelly holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.