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MMPI makes promotion within casual furnishings industry

Jaclyn Kelly named as senior director of marketing

MMPI announced that Jaclyn Kelly has been promoted to senior director of marketing for MMPI's casual furnishings industry.

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As senior director of marketing, Kelly will be responsible for strategic planning and brand development for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, an annual four-day trade show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart dedicated to the outdoor furnishings industry, and for the permanent casual showrooms residing in The Design Center at The Merchandise Mart year-round.

Kelly will continue to manage all aspects of marketing, advertising, public relations, sponsorships, seminars, events and promotion for the Casual Market. Additionally, she will continue to assist the leasing team in their efforts with marketing support and develop the day-to-day marketing programs for the permanent casual showrooms in the building.

"Jaclyn Kelly has done a tremendous job leading the marketing for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market as well as taking an effective role to support new leasing efforts and implementation of day-to-day marketing for the permanent casual showrooms at The Merchandise Mart," said John H. Brennen III, executive vice president of the Design Center division at MMPI. "Jaclyn deserves this recognition for her continued achievements and ongoing industry support. We look forward to continued success in her new role."

Kelly joined MMPI in March 2006 as a public relations manager. In that role, she executed the PR campaigns for MMPI's four Design Centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as LuxeHome in Chicago, and the A&D Building and the Architectural Digest Show in New York. In May 2007, Kelly was promoted to the Director of Marketing for the Casual Industry. Prior to MMPI, Kelly worked at two public relations firms in the Chicago-area.