Overview

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Founder @
Gender:
Female
Location:
Atlanta

Person Details

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Aliases:
Kellie Pelletier Macdonald

Although I went to journalism school to be the next Oprah, I ended up as the launch queen of travel sites.

-Led U.S. PR launches of KAYAK, Jetsetter and Routehappy; contributed to PR launch of Orbitz. -Launched KAYAK in four countries outside the U.S., managing multiple PR agencies globally; managed communications for KAYAK M&A and several funding rounds. -Launched several new business verticals for Jetsetter including travel agent business and vacation homes, in addition to European expansion to the UK market. -Placed over 250 articles for Routehappy’s launch in a six month period.

What can I say, I enjoy the adrenaline rush (and sleepless nights) of openings and launches. Additional launch experience includes:

-Launched several new cruise ships and one new port for Royal Caribbean. -Opened both Ritz-Carlton hotels in NYC. -Opened Mohegan Sun Casino’s hotel and conference facility. -Opened restaurant and retail additions to Mohegan Sun Casino. -Opened restaurants for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. -Opened 50+ Starbucks stores in mid-Atlantic region. -Opened several exhibits for The Smithsonian Institution.

Jobs (5)

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PR Consultant

Sep 1, 2014 - Current   (about 2 years)

Founder

Aug, 2009 - Current   (about 7 years)

Group Manager

Sep, 2003 - Current   (about 13 years)
Past
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Company
Dec, 2010
Oct 1, 2012
Director of PR & Communications
May, 2005
Jun, 2009
VP of Communications

News (1)

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DateNews
Sep 12, 2011The Next Web - The Next Web

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