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Kelley Chunn

Professor of the Practice, Public Relations

About Kelley Chunn

I am the founder and principal of Kelley Chunn & Associates, an award-winning 30-year-old state-certified, collaborative PR & Marketing consultancy based in Boston. We provide culturally smart strategies to promote social change with a focus on equity, inclusion, civic engagement and community outreach. My journey has taken me from Boston to New York, to Nigeria and the White House. There I joined other community and business leaders to advise then-President Barack Obama on small business and economic development. I am grateful to have been recognized by my colleagues with the Public Relations Society of America’s Boston Chapter Diane Davis “Beacon” Award and the Public Relations Club “Bell Ringer” Award for lifetime achievement.

Despite the turmoil and disruption in our world today, if you have the chance to work overseas, take it. Living and working in the west African country of Nigeria was life-changing. It inspired me and gave me the courage to strike out on my own and start my consulting business. It also opened me up to the vocation of teaching which is a great way to learn from others.


  • MS Communications Management, Simmons University
  • BA Journalism, New York University